Little Kids Rock is a nonprofit organization that works with some of the most economically challenged school districts in the United States to rebuild and reintroduce music programs. Their mission is to build a world, through music, where kids can lead creative, rich, purposeful lives by ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They believe that that in order to keep kids in school, focused and out of trouble they must be engaged in music. Little Kids Rock was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002 by David Wish, an elementary school teacher who had grown frustrated with the lack of music education funding at his school. Today, Little Kids Rock is one of the leading nonprofit providers of free lessons and instruments to underprivileged children in US public schools, and has served more than 300,000 students at over 1,700 schools in 25 cities nationwide. Little Kids Rock Honorary Board Members include Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Steven Van Zandt, Carlos Santana, Ziggy Marley and more.
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