Energy Xtreme’s Community Partner, Kids in a New Groove (KING), Hosts Successful Fall Fundraiser, While Changing Life of One Outstanding Student
Please join Energy Xtreme employees, who serve on the board and volunteer on a regular basis, in congratulating KING on a very successful Fall Fundraiser!
In August of this year we introduced you to Kids In A New Groove (KING), a 501c3 non-profit that provides private music instruction to kids in foster care by matching them with qualified music instructors. During the fall fundraiser KING raised funds to bring additional students into the program, and were able to change the life of one foster child in particular.
One of KING’s students went over and above what he has always been asked to accomplish in the KING program, by putting in extra time practicing, being attentive, and always being readily engaged with his teacher and the new tasks at hand. He was recently provided his very own guitar in reward for his hard work, and was asked to attend the fundraiser and perform on stage with Claire Small and Alpha Rev’s Brian Batch.
In the car on his way back to his group home with the activities director, he fell asleep holding his guitar. She later wrote us saying, “The evening was magical for him, and I sincerely wanted to thank you guys for making his dreams come true. He often has a very flat affect, but his eyes lit up multiple times that night and he was filled with comments and questions on the way there and back. It was SO awesome to see him this way!”
Many foster kids, especially those living in group homes, do not get their moment to “shine,” and through the KING program, not only are these children getting the opportunity to do just that, but they are learning life skills, building self-confidence, and learning to trust again. KING is providing them with a mentor who is reliable and responsible, whom they can count on week in and week out to be there for them. Through this program, not only are the students bettering themselves, but KING is also bettering the community as a whole.
Energy Xtreme donated over $35,000 to this meaningful organization thus far in 2010. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more about the KING program, please visit their website: www.kidsinanewgroove.org
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