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At-Risk High School Students Seeking Support For Music Program

A “grass roots” music program for students at Park Avenue Alternative Learning Site is growing, but needs community support.  Principal Marty Mathiesen says that the weekly pullout program started with volunteers from the community.
Click here to listen to Principal, Marty Mathiesen

The group started with bare bones instruments.
Click here to listen to Principal, Marty Mathiesen

So with limited resources and a lot of creativity, Mathiesen the program was able to expand to one hour a day twice a week .
Click here to listen to Principal, Marty Mathiesen

However, Mathiesen has the energy, but not the resources to expand the program.
Park Avenue is reaching out to the community for instument donations. Community members Greg Zaller and Corrie Vallance contacted local business owner Bill Lampham of SoundCheck Music and he has agreed to provide the service of his store technicians to restore and refurbish instruments. Now project, “Give Teens Music,” is in motion. The school is seeking donations of Acoustic and Electric guitars, Drums, Horns, Keyboards, Basses, Accessories, Amplification and volunteer Instructors.

Principal Mathiesen says that the program allows students to feel connected to school and is a motivational asset.
Click here to listen to Principal, Marty Mathiesen

For more information contact Park Avenue Alternative Learning Site or visit website:

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