Our Mission is Music
A Chance to Rock provides free weekly private music lessons and classes for a wide variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, and ukulele. The instruments used by each child are provided free of charge, to help them build a passion for music. In addition, the children are provided the opportunity to bring their new skills into the spotlight with multiple professionally organized stage performances each year, giving each and every child their own personal chance to rock.
How you can help
Why It Matters
On any given day, over 400,000 children nationally are living in foster homes. Typically, only half of them graduate from high school. However, graduation rates go up significantly when the students have access to extracurricular activities. If those activities include music lessons, the benefits are compounded. Learning to play an instrument improves academic performance, self-discipline, self-esteem, and gives youth in care an outlet to express themselves and process trauma.
Meet The Ambassadors
Austin-based musicians are helping us get the word out in a big way. Hear their thoughts on the impact music has played in their lives, and its potential to do the same for these amazing young people in the foster care system.
About Our Benefactors
Nelda Studios is a media company and philanthropic organization that lifts, nurtures, and expands opportunities for creativity and the arts. Learn more at www.neldastudios.com.
Austin Angels is a not-for-profit organization that walks alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship. Learn more at www.austinangels.com.
Stay in Touch. Get Involved.
Join us as we work to inspire foster children with A Chance to Rock. Follow our journey, support our cause. Your participation is what makes us strong and gives these children an opportunity for growth they might not have otherwise.