Great news! The Ars Veritas Foundation an initiative of the Dr. David Milch Foundation, just gave us a three thousand dollar grant to fund the curriculum we’ve been talking about. On top of that they’ve generously offered a dollar for dollar match !!!
Just to remind you what this is all about there are lots of schools across the country that have lost their music programming to budget cuts. If you’re as concerned as we are then you’ll be pleased to know that we’re doing something about it. The Green Golly Project is developing an eight lesson English Language Arts/Music Curriculum to be used by classroom teachers in these schools that have lost their music programs.
The total monies required to complete Part I of the curriculum in time for our fall pilot in Chicago is $12,000. Every dollar donated will be matched — of course there’s a catch — all donations must post no later than midnight Friday, July 31st.
The initial success of the pilot will enable the Green Golly Project to:
- test for changes and/or improvements to the curriculum
- insure that the curriculum will be available in all 2nd and 3rd grade classes in the Chicago School System
- demonstrate the power and value of this curriculum to underserved school systems throughout the US
- create the fully digital interactive ebook version of the illustrated Green Golly & Her Golden Flute audio book embedded with curriculum making it readily available to children in and out of schools throughout the US and around the world.
We believe that the Green Golly Music/English Language Arts curriculum will make a huge difference in the lives of children. No donation is too small or too large and is completely tax deductible.
Keith & Barbara
PS: If you know of a school that needs this curriculum get in touch with us and we’ll do everything we can to include them in the 2015/16 Green Golly & Her Golden Flute Curriculum Pilot!