Would you like to see this headline in the newspaper or on the local news in the near future? Well, it’s becoming more of a reality every year. More and more schools are taking their budget shortfalls out on music and art programs and soon these programs may be a distant memory for central Texas students.
One excuse is that they are shifting funding to STEM programs when in reality it has been shown that adding the arts to STEM education (STEAM) produces far better results in our students’ learning abilities and better prepares them for tomorrow’s workforce. See an example of this here.
One way that the community is fighting this trend is by having nonprofits and other organizations come into the schools and provide arts introduction and training to the students. Texas Music Partners is one of those organizations trying to promote STEAM education and letting the students try different approaches to help our kids find a creative passion and be active in the community through music.
Texas Music Partners offers our courses to the schools for free and we rely on our generous donors to accomplish this task. We appreciate our donors very much as we cannot accomplish our mission without them. Unfortunately, there are too few of these individuals and businesses for us to really make a dent and we need your support to reach these students and help them become a creative and successful part of our future.
Consider it an investment in our community’s future, or paying it forward. Either way, we help our kids become successful adults and invest in our community for the next generation.
December 3rd is #GivingTuesday and we ask that you please make a small investment in the future of central Texas by making an individual donation or starting an affordable monthly donation to Texas Music Partners. Your gift of $5, $10, $25 or more will do so much to help our students stay creative, think outside the box and show them how we invest in our community’s future.
It’s easy and there are 3 ways to donate.
- Click on the Donate button to donate through PayPal in the upper right-hand side of the window.
- Click on the Donate Now button to donate through Amplify Austin in the upper right-hand side of the window.
- Click here donate through Facebook fundraiser (until Dec. 6). If you donate on Dec. 3rd, Facebook will match your donation!!
Thank you for your time and we hope that you have a wonderful holiday season!