Author: Levi McConnell

WAAM stands in solidarity with Ukraine. We applaud these musicians for showing #thepowerofmusic in a time of crisis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQSIeD-x6dQ (via ViolinistsSupportUkraine on Youtube) ...

Power of Music - Episode 6 is Available for Streaming Now! Tune in as we discuss the essential role of music in mental health and social emotional learning (SEL) with Dr. Kim Sabo Flores, Founder of Hello Insight and Dr. Chad Bernstein, Founder and CEO of Guitars Over Guns! https://youtu.be/Re_s5m1XTAE ...

We are thrilled to announce our next episode of our Power of Music Series, as we focus on the essential role of music in mental health and social emotional learning (SEL).Dr. Chad Bernstein – Founder and CEO of Guitars Over Guns, and Dr. Kim Sabo Flores – Founder of Hello Insight, will join David Zusman (WAAM Co-Founder) and Peter Gerlings (WAAM Head of Research) in a dynamic discussion as we address...

Dr. Chad Bernstein Co-Founder/CEO of Guitars Over Guns, is a leader in incorporating mental health and research-based initiatives into after school music programs. In 2015, Chad was honored as a CNN Hero for his work, and has since been featured by the Steve Harvey Show and People Magazine. Most recently, Chad was named an inaugural recipient of The Elevate Prize, selected from among thousands of global changemakers....

WAAM is excited to welcome Kim Sabo Flores, PhD, to our next Power of Music Episode! Dr. Kim Sabo Flores is a true leader in the field of SEL (social emotional learning) and Positive Youth Development. Kim’s company, Hello Insight (HI), has become an important solution for understanding the unique impact that our grantees have on students through music and mentorship. HI is the first online data-driven learning community...

Attention Music Nonprofits! We are now accepting applications for WAAM’s 2022 GRANTS. We intend to award between 8-10 grants ranging in size from $5,000 – $50,000, for a total of no less than $200,000. Our ideal grantee is a music nonprofit where music is the primary focus of the organization in the areas of Health & Wellness, Education and Underserved Communities. We will be accepting applications until March...

https://youtu.be/ChcFw_G9KOs Chad Bernstein, Executive Director of Guitars Over Guns (WAAM Grant recipient) Gearing up for our next round of grant funding, we’re excited to continue supporting incredible organizations like Guitars Over Guns, who match working musicians with youth in Miami and Chicago to provide mentorship in music, education, and community involvement. Please donate today to help us change lives through #ThePowerOfMusic with our 2022 Amplify The Grant campaign: https://buff.ly/3g0KlOf ...

We Are All Music Foundation grantee Education Through Music partners with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivate for school attendance and build self-confidence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vabwQOfKFDY ...