On April 24th, 2017, the South Florida Chapter of the Guitars Not Guns Program, held its ceremonial graduation at the Pompano Beach Middle School. The program runs for 8 weeks, and it helps at-risk youth by encouraging them to look for motivational moments all around them, and violence in their daily lives.
Each participant received a guitar for graduating from the program. WSVN Channel 7 was there to cover the event, and the kids did a wonderful musical interlude of “Stand By Me.”
Our star student earned himself a electric guitar (donated by Mark Buonadonna). Isaac, who is in the featured top picture above, is in his 2nd round of Guitars Not Guns Music Program. He helped teach with new students, and has a bright future as a new guitar-slinger. A very proud moment for this young man.
If you would like to help the Guitars Not Guns Program by volunteering your time, or making a donation here in the South Florida area, please contact Jimi Ruccolo at email@example.com