Working Together to Inspire More Kids!
At YesKidzCan!, we know that when we partner with corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations, we can reach and inspire more kids.
Corporate partners help fund our mission. If you're a socially responsible company that believes in inspiring the next generation of community leaders and are interested in unique sponsorship or cause marketing activities, Contact Us!
YesKidzCan! has been so pleased to have been part of Pass the Music On! -- a regional community service campaign that has encouraged students in Maryland and Virginia to donate their gently used band and orchestra instruments so that less fortunate kids can have the chance to make music part of their lives.
The 2011 campaign recently culminated at the end of October with presentation ceremonies and concerts at two deserving schools (Lansdowne Middle School in Baltimore, and Lindale Middle School in Anne Arundel County, Maryland). Each school received dozens of instruments that were cleaned up and fixed by Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider in the country.
In addition to students getting to help unload a truck carrying their instruments, an event highlight was a concert by rock band The Alternate Routes. Students were not only invited to sing along, but the Lindale Middle School jazz band and orchestra were also spontaneously asked to play back-up by the group's lead singer, Tim. At the end of the concert, the band was surrounded by students who wanted autographs, photos, and time to talk shop! Thirteen-year-old Yasuah from Lansdowne Middle School plays the saxophone and was eager to talk at length with the band's drummer, Richard -- a memorable exchange for both of them! Because of the band's generosity, high energy, and unquestionable talent, The Alternate Routes has earned an enthusiastic fan base in the Maryland area. We extend our sincerest thanks to band members Tim, Eric, Mike, and Richard. You can experience the impact of one of the events by watching this video!
Because of a successful partnership (with co-founders Music & Arts and YesKidzCan! in support of Music 4 More and sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation of America) Pass the Music On! has made it possible for kids -- who otherwise would not have had the opportunity -- to experience the joys of music.
Nonprofits, Government Agencies, Community & Faith Groups
If you are a nonprofit, community/faith group, or government agency interested in exploring community service ideas for kids, developing a Community Service Project Kit to help you raise funds, or pursuing other collaborative efforts that support your cause, Contact Us!
Our collaboration with Kids Connect is a great example of how we can support your work. A World Connect Initiative, Kids Connect is a youth-led program that supports arts, sports, education, and environmental projects in more than 10 countries. Kids Connect engages and motivates youth around the world toward happy and healthy futures by empowering them to make positive impacts in the lives of other kids. Together, we developed a Community Service Project Kit called the Great Coin Race which involves raising money for Kids Connect projects worldwide by collecting spare change. The kit is free and is a fun way for kids in school and friends to work together to help youth in developing countries. Check out how 169 Sage School students (ages 4-14), faculty, and administrators in Foxboro, MA took on the Great Coin Race as part of their school's commitment to community service and to honor their 20th anniversary. The school is planning to hold another "race" in March 2012!