Man Creates No-Cost Music Program For Inner-City Kids After School Drastically Cuts Budget

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

Can you recall what your favorite class in grade school was?

As kids, most of us didn’t care for science or math, we preferred those extra-special classes like art or music!

It felt like a break from school, when we got to have fun and be creative. Music lets students use their minds in a unique way.

When it comes to budget cuts in the school system, music programs are often the first to hit the chopping block, according to the Washington Post.

In 2009, many New York musicians, artists, and producers felt there was a need for music classes for inner-city children. That is how Feed Your Mind Music was born.

The no-cost program serves children and teens whose schools lack music education.

Feed Your Mind Music partners “with schools, daycares, community-based organizations to create an exciting, educational and creative outlet for our city’s youth.”

Matt Jamison is the founder and executive director of the program and has been a musician for 30 years. He grew up with music and knows from experience that children enjoy having it in their lives. He wanted to help those who don’t have the opportunity to access it.

If you love seeing how music helps people, you will enjoy this story about how music brought life back to patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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