NATIONAL PARTNER: LITTLE KIDS ROCK
HOW BLACKWING FOUNDATION IS HELPING
The Blackwing Foundation has partnered with the Little Kids Rock since 2013 providing a multi-year funding block grant commitment to expand adoption of the Modern Band program. In addition to our funding support, a special emphasis of our outreach effort has been to build awareness , and assist in establishing new regional partnerships with Little Kids Rock and locals schools to bring access to the Modern Band program to schools in Northern California’s Central Valley Region. As such the Foundation introduces to local and regional partners such as local school districts, County Education offices and the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and their Music Education Program. This has lead to extension of Modern Band teacher training workshops in the Central Valley for a growing number of teachers looking to start up with the program as well as music education students at the University, training to become music teachers. After piloting at one local school, currently the Stockton Unified School District is in process of roll out to more schools throughout the district.