This summer, 118 students (including 49 girls and 69 boys), 16 student mentors and 5 teachers participated in MHI’s Summer Music Camp. Launched in 2017, the camp builds upon opportunities for peer mentorship at school by training youth to lead music lessons, which reinforces knowledge, teaches patience, and improves planning and communication skills. The camp also gives children with no prior music training the chance to engage in creative, gender-balanced summer programming that increases access to music in a safe community space.
This year’s Summer Music Camp went out with a bang, as summer campers, Peer Mentors, and kids from each of our 8 sites played to an audience of over 300 people! The concert was a perfect way to celebrate 5 wonderful years of Music Heals International.