Do Something, We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change. Join us.
VH1 Save the Music Foundation, The VH1 Save The Music Foundation was founded in 1997 as a public affairs initiative of the VH1 network. The Foundation’s core mission is to restore instrumental music education programs, ensuring that every child has access to a complete education that includes the benefits of music instruction. Since its inception, The Foundation has remained faithful to and focused on making our mission come to life.
NAfME The National Association for Music Education, Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME's activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.
School of Rock is the national leader in music education for kids. Our proprietary performance-based curriculum teaches kids to play rock music in a unique and interactive way, which is changing the way kids learn to play music across America. Professional musicians teach students of all levels, developing both their music skills and confidence. School of Rock operates 58 schools in 23 states and has developed an aggressive growth strategy seeking franchise partners throughout the United States.
Channel One News is the leading television news network for teens. The dynamic, daily 12-minute broadcast covers domestic and international news stories and makes them interesting and relevant to nearly six million young people throughout the United States. Our mission is to inform, educate, inspire and entertain viewers with the highest quality editorial content, and we’re committed to connecting teens to current events and the issues impacting them in an increasingly global society. The show is designed specifically for them, and Channel One News continually enables teens to express themselves and contribute to the program.
In Tune Partners, LLC is a modern music education company owned by three music media professionals. Its mission is to broaden and enrich the musical education of young music makers through various media channels such as print, online, broadcast and events, to name a few. Includes the popular In Tune Monthly magainze. Which is the only magazine written exclusively for music making students in grades 7 - 12 and their teachers. Used by teachers as an in-classroom text, the magazine focuses on enriching and broadening the traditional music curriculum in middle and high schools and appeals to the independent player as well.
TakeLessons is America's full-service music and voice lessons provider. It was founded in 2004 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions. With lessons taught by Certified TakeLessons™ instructors in thousands of cities across the US, TakeLessons makes it easy for students to start living their dreams through music. TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers, as well as at-work lessons programs for corporate clients and their employees.
The Vans Warped Tour was created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman , who got the idea while working on skateboarding shows such as the Vision Skate Escape and Holiday Havoc. As of the mid-2000s, the Warped Tour has featured as many as 100 bands per show, at stops all over the country during the summer months. The Warped Tour has helped numerous bands go from local favorites to national heroes.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. Since 1998, the Bus has provided free hands-on programs to hundreds of high schools, colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts, conventions and community organizations. Working together with some of the biggest names in music, the Lennon Bus encourages students to play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound equipment.
Music for All is one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music-making. Music for All is unique in that it combines programming at a national level with awareness campaigns, research and advocacy. Bands of America (BOA) and Orchestra America are programs of Music for All, with a 33-year heritage in providing spectacular educational experiences for instrumental music programs and students.
From modest beginnings more than three decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and more than 35 World Championships in 17 North American cities, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally-televised events. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™.
The original SchoolJam program was designed and initiated by MusikMedia LLC to help promote popular music in school music programs across Germany. Since its inception in SchoolJam has provided thousands of teen bands the opportunity to share their musical talents nationwide and provide support for school music programs across Germany.
The goal of SupportMusic.com is to assist people in becoming more effective music advocates in their own districts, NAMM and MENC: the National Association for Music Education created SupportMusic.com and its related SupportMusic Coalition initiative. The information-packed Web site provides parents, educators and community leaders with valuable advocacy resources and tools. Since the launch of the effort in 2003, more than 155 companies and organizations nationwide have joined in the quest to help ensure that music remains an integral part of a complete education for all children. In 2007, the NAMM Foundation introduced its SupportMusic Community Action Kit, designed to provide step-by-step guidance for effective music advocacy presentations that help foster community support.
Wanna Play? NAMM’s nationwide Wanna Play? campaign is dedicated to increasing awareness of the proven benefits of playing musical instruments for people of all ages. Since the campaign’s launch in November 2006, the key messages of why it is important to play music have reached millions of people through national public relations efforts. In addition, Wanna Play? has the support of dozens celebrities, including campaign ambassador Gavin DeGraw, Taylor Swift, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels, Gary Sinise, John Taylor, and The Band from TV.