Frost MusicReach is a mentoring program developed in partnership with the Frost School of Music, Arts for Learning, Miami-Dade Public Schools, Communities in Schools and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony to provide highly effective mentoring for at-risk junior high and high school students—for four years each!
Recognizing that a sustained relationship with a caring adult greatly increases a child’s chances of attending college, musically inclined at-risk seventh graders are paired and ‘adopted’ by the best and brightest Frost freshman for four years.
Frost MusicReach Mentors provide weekly semi-private and group music lessons to their younger cohorts, as well as assist with school work and provide life guidance. They also provide side-by-side and sectional coaching at Greater Miami Youth Symphony rehearsals and participate in larger group and community events, concerts, and team-building activities.
Frost MusicReach Mentors in turn are trained and assessed by experts from Arts for Learning with supervision by Ken Moses, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the Frost School of Music.
Frost MusicReach is quickly becoming a national role model, using music as a bridge to help at-risk students stay in school and on a positive course for the future. It is funded primarily through private donations with additional assistance from our partner organizations, plus The Children’s Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.