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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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Rating: 5

I have donated to Kids in a New Groove and feel that it is one of the best nonprofits I have ever come across. This organization is reaching kids that are otherwise excluded from the arts. I only wish that every kid who has to go through the painful journey of foster care could experience something like Kids in a New Groove. At their fundraiser, one of the boys performed and it was magical - for him and for us! Please spread the word about Kids in a New Groove - they need to grow this program!!!