This project aims to introduce underserved children in foster care, homeless shelters, and schools for children with cancer to the transformative power of music and community through interactive drum circles. By incorporating drumming and music-making into birthday celebrations, we hope to foster a sense of joy, self-expression, and connection among these children. Project Goals: To introduce underserved children to the world of music and drumming. To provide a fun and engaging activity that promotes self-expression, creativity, and social interaction. To foster a sense of community and belonging among these children. To create positive and memorable experiences that can contribute to their overall well-being.
Project Methodology: 1. Establish partnerships with local foster care agencies, homeless shelters, and rehabilitation centers to identify children who would benefit from drum circle activities. (We already have established a partnership with www.celebratebirthdays.org to place us in the facilities.) 2. Recruit and train experienced drum facilitators to lead engaging and age-appropriate drum circles. 3. Acquire a variety of drums and percussion instruments suitable for children of different ages and abilities. 4. Coordinate with partner organizations to schedule drum circles as part of birthday celebrations. 5. Capture photos and gather feedback from children and staff to assess the project's impact. Project Timeline: Month 1: Establish partnerships and acquire necessary equipment. Month 2: Recruit and train drum facilitators. Month 3: Begin incorporating drum circles into birthday celebrations. Month 4: Ongoing drum circle activities and assessment of project impact. Month 5: Project evaluation and feedback collection.