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Fundraiser for Guitars over Guns Organization (GOGO)

Event Fundraiser: Strides For Peace - 2020 Race Against Gun Violence

Guitars Over Guns Organization (GOGO) is committed to curbing violence by providing youth with three intertwined outlets for creative expression - music education, public performance, and mentoring relationships with professional musicians. Our mentors are all local artists who use music as a vehicle for delivering social-emotional best practices to middle school-aged youth. This year, our team of 18 mentors is slated to serve nearly 350 students across 6 unique school- and community-based partner sites in Chicago.

About Guitars over Guns Organization (GOGO)

Since 2014, GOGO has shown a commitment to curbing violence by providing over 600 youth each year between Miami and Chicago with productive options for creative expression - namely, music education, performance opportunities, and mentoring. Our mentors are local, professional musicians who use music as a vehicle for facilitating social-emotional development in middle school-aged youth, while providing a stable relationship with a caring adult. By the end of the 2016-17 school year, our team of 11 mentors served nearly 350 students across four school- and community-based sites in Chicago.