Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
Kids in a New Groove, the Austin based non-profit that provides free music mentorship and musical instruments to central Texas youth in foster care, is hosting the first annual Music Matters luncheon at the Stephen F. Austin hotel in downtown Austin on Wednesday, October 23rd. The speaker will be Terry Lickona, executive producer of KLRU’s Austin City Limits Live for more than 30 years. All proceeds will benefit Kids in a New Groove’s free music mentorship program for Austin youth in foster care.
Come down to support a good cause and hear Mr. Lickona speak on why music matters to the city of Austin and enriches all of us who live here. As the executive producer of KLRU’s Austin City Limits, Lickona has produced shows featuring artists as varied as Ray Charles, Radiohead, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Johnny Cash. He will share his stories and rich history with luncheon guests. According to Executive Director Karyn Scott, "The luncheon presents a chance for guests to understand how music brings meaning to all of us, especially Austin's important population of youth in foster care."
Kids in a New Groove has provided free weekly music lessons, instruments, and mentorship to more than 300 Texas children in foster care since 2009. The organization impacts these children’s lives by providing consistent, weekly music lessons that teach youth in care how to set and achieve goals, become responsible, and develop tools to help them become successful. To purchase a table or sponsorship, visit http://www.kidsinanewgroove.org or http://www.rally.org/musicmatters. The luncheon begins at noon.
For more information, contact:
Kids in a New Groove: Karyn Scott – karyn(at)kidsinanewgroove(dot)org
ABOUT KIDS IN A NEW GROOVE – Kids in a New Groove (KING) provides free, one-on-one music mentorships to children in the Texas foster care system. Currently, KING serves children in Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Houston. They offer weekly meetings with mentors who provide lessons in areas such as voice, guitar, piano, and drums, which the children choose from. Along with mentor guidance and music lessons, the children also have an opportunity to receive a brand new instrument, which they can earn from meeting program goals. The program’s mission is to build solid foundations for youth in foster care so they can age out of care with tools for success.