What if with your donation there was one activity that could benefit every student in every school across the nation? An activity that could improve grades and scores on standardized testing? An activity that would allow students to form lasting friendships? An activity that would help students become more disciplined and confident?

Fortunately, there is such an activity. Unfortunately, many schools will not make it a part of their curriculum, due to issues of funding and scheduling. This activity is something that everyone is aware of, but not everyone has a chance to participate in. This activity is music and your donation makes it possible to make music matter for kids. 

The National School Boards Association and Americans for the Arts found that young people enrolled in intensive arts programs are more likely to be recognized for school attendance, academic achievement, student government, creative writing math and science fairs.“The worst thing that could happen to public education would be to cut music/art classes said member of the PSEA Board of Directors and chair of the PSEA Fine Arts Caucus.  “Employers are looking for creative young people when recruiting for 21st century jobs. Young people exposed to the arts will be better positioned to get these jobs. We can't outsource creativity; we must make sure that all students have access to arts and music education.”

The link between arts and academic achievement also appears in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) passed by Congress in 2002. The legislation includes arts education as a “core academic subject.”  The Pennsylvania School Code states that students should receive arts and music courses, though they are not mandated.

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M.M.M.F.K would not exist without our donors and volunteers. Be a part of an exciting and rewarding team. Volunteers are needed for music lessons, events and fundraisers. Volunteering is important, contributing to our healthy and vibrant community. M.M.M.F.K sees volunteering as ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Long term positions (Volunteer coordinators and scheduling) Day of events and fundraisers (ticket sales, raffles, security, parking, stage hands & VIP area.