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52 3 Spotlight: Rock to the Future

Megan, our resident SEM/SEO guru, may not readily admit being a former child prodigy of tap dance and musical theater. But she also would never deny the memories, relationships, and experiences that have remained such a big part of her life because music was such a big part of her childhood. That’s why she selected Rock to the Future to receive this week’s 52³ donation.

Rock to the Future is a Turning Point Prize-winning nonprofit geared toward providing free musical education to youth in Philadelphia’s underserved communities. They believe encouraging kids to play instruments, write songs, and perform together results in student improvement across the board. And the proof is in the pudding. They report that during 2011 there was a 10% increase in students with A averages, several  students who gained “most improved” awards, and a spike in literacy levels.

Here’s to improved social skills, academic performance, sense of self, and of course, the ability to rock out.

To learn more about this organization, or to donate, visit them at Generocity.

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