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Mission: Kids In A New Groove is a 501c3 non-profit that provides Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly, private music instruction, giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success. By creating a consistent and nurturing environment, we empower youth in foster care to transform their future through music mentorship.

Results: KING’s Mentoring through Music program offers stability and support to Texas youth in foster care. Music provides a therapeutic outlet, teaches persistence, and nourishes students’ self esteem. Mentoring relationships can serve as a catalyst for developmental and interpersonal processes that, in turn, help youth avoid problems and reach their full potential. Combining the benefits of a mentoring relationship with music provides KING students with a unique opportunity to overcome the negative cycle associated with youth in foster care. KING students’ success reaches beyond the program. Since 2015, 100% of eligible KING seniors graduated high school; the national average for youth in foster care is less than 50%. Of those graduates, 95% went on to attend college, technical school, or enlist in the military.

Target demographics: Any child that is currently in the Texas foster care system, ages 5-22.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 125-150 students

Geographic areas served: Texas

Programs: Mentoring through Music - providing Texas youth in foster care with weekly music instruction and mentorship.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is such a wonderful program for kids in foster care! lots of these kids do not feel they are in control of anything in their lives as well as think they have very little or no value in life. This program gives them the power to do something and do it well. Music is such a therapeutic way of getting through what these kids have gone through. I personally watched a troubled, angry teen become a confident, young woman largely because of this program. She was able to "find her voice" through KING.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The kids in care who I have placed in this program have thrived. Not only do they get a music teacher with this program, they get a friend and mentor that can spur a lifetime of growth and opportunity. If only there were more programs like this to go around, maybe the prospects for youth in foster care would not be so bleak. This program is truly life changing for the kids who get a chance to experience it.