The Power of Music

WAAM is thrilled to announce our Hello Insight partnership! We are joining together to provide music nonprofits with an important instrument to measure and demonstrate program impact. Hello Insight's platform enhances the ability to evaluate the critical components of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). We invite all music nonprofits to engage with Hello Insight and learn how your peers are elevating the narrative about the Power of...

Thank you to all of our friends that joined us for WAAM’s Spring Cocktail Party to celebrate #ThePowerofMusic. We are so grateful to have such an engaged & supportive community!  Special thanks to our sponsors and incredible grantee presenters (Lori Benson - Exec. Director, Hip Hop Public Health and Melissa Walker - Exec. Director, Jazz House Kids)! We would also like to express our gratitude to Power...

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...

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 ...