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Review for American Childrens Orchestras for Peace, Miami, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have known of the organization from its inception. I have seen it grow from a dream to a life changing reality for thousands of children, their families and the communities they live in.

There are many important reasons for supporting the American Children's Orchestras for Peace; violence prevention, improve cognitive abilities, create commmunity and so on, but the number one factor is the joy the participating children exhibit.

ACOP steps up to the challenge of providing an alternative to poverty and violence. The free music lessons and instruments as well as the bonding experience from the orchestras makes a real difference in the lives of the children. This is an outstanding organization and program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

ACOP is a positive contribution to the well-being of Miami-Dade County. I've personally seen it grow from its first efforts in an elementary school to a county wide presence. Strategic partnerships have helped the program grow and reach its present numbers. It is impressive to see the turnout for the ACOP Children for Peace Music Concert. Thousands attend, it is widely covered by local, national and internation media and supported by civic leaders.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Secure, reliable funding is needed to be able to reliably grow the organization.

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