Northwest Music Mentors creates partnerships between music educators and professional musicians, providing students with focused instruction in group settings.
Spring Fundraising Update
We’ve completed our spring round of fundraising, and thanks to the generosity of our donors we raised nearly $3800 including corporate matches, which will allow us to continue to provide mentoring in the Highline Schools at the same level next year as we did this past year.
With the completion of the school year we achieved the following results:
- 80 remote mentoring sessions across four schools and seven music classrooms
- Two district-wide master classes
- Over 50 different students participated in our programs
We’re excited to know that we’ll be on track for next year, but there are many other schools in our region where our programs could have a huge impact. Your donation, no matter how big or small, allows us to continue our efforts to bring focused instruction and support to even more schools and music classrooms.
$50 funds a single mentoring session.
$80 funds a master class presentation.
$500 provides a classroom with a mentor for a full quarter/semester.
$1500 places a mentor in a classroom for the entire school year.
We thank you for your past and continued support, and the difference it makes for the students participating in our programs. We believe music programs are important in the development of our young people, and during these extraordinary times your support is even more critical to ensure that students remain active and engaged in their pursuit of music, as well as in their overall participation in the online learning environment.
If your company offers matching funds for your charitable gifts, you can donate to us through your workplace to maximize your contribution, or submit your donation receipt to your company to qualify for a corporate match.
The Mentorship Difference
Many music students do not have access to after school programs or private lessons. In our programs, mentors work with students in break-out sectionals during classroom hours. Mentors focus on material designated by their music director, further developing their musicianship by helping students improve their skills and increase their level of participation and overall enjoyment of performing music.
Our programs match mentors with students on the same instrument or family of instruments. Each mentor works with students when they first begin to play or join an ensemble, and continues to work with them as they move to the next level of their education – middle school or junior high, then to high school, through the end of secondary education, providing additional instruction and guidance during each step of their journey as a musician, and helping to answer the question “What’s next?”
If you’d like to donate, just click the button above to donate through PayPal. To join in the discussion of supporting music in schools, visit and follow us on Facebook – we’d love to hear from you and find out how we can make a difference in your community!