Ribbon cutting ceremony in Sautee for Amped Kids Foundation

(photo Amped Kids Foundation)

It is an opportunity to change the lives of those most vulnerable – children in the foster care system and at-risk youth.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Amped Kids Foundation, 2276 GA-17 Suite C, Sautee Nacoochee, GA.

Amped Kids Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with a vision to impact children through music. Many children in foster care have been through trauma. Music education is used to help build creative and critical thinking skills, but also, self-esteem and life skills. Music is attributed to success academically as well. For those in foster care, adopted, and at-risk youth, it can be a key element in the healing process and a way to transfer anger and hurt. AMPED will provide access to children in these areas of life with free private music instruction.

April Rooks, a singer and songwriter and survivor of domestic violence, founded the Amped Kids Foundation. According to the Amped website, Rooks believes in the power of music to transform children’s lives because it has helped her in her own life. Rooks’ vision is to invest in children who have been abused, neglected, and endured trauma.

Amped Kids partners teach students of every level from beginner to advanced. There are vocal, guitar, piano, and percussion lessons available. The lesson program includes recitals to showcase what the children have learned. Music lessons are free of charge to foster, adopted children and children in the DFCS system. Amped covers the cost of the musical instrument, lessons, and instruction materials.

The lesson programs consists of 30-minute lessons every week with the school calendar. Children are evaluated to determine the child’s progress at the end of each year to make sure the child is interested in continuing musical lessons.

For more information call 678-283-0743 or visit AMPED Kids Foundation.

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