Give the Gift of Music

Give the Gift of Music

About This Campaign

With your support over the years, Rock to the Future has grown from providing music education for 13 students in a single after school program to impacting over 350 Philadelphia youth annually through our MusiCore after school program, musical summer camp, and in-school MobileMusic workshops. Because of amazing supporters like you, we have been able to keep all of our programs 100% free for youth who generally wouldn’t have music education due to budget cuts and family financial circumstances. Together we are making a difference.

One of those students is recent MusiCore alum Destinee, who has been with Rock to the Future since our inaugural year. Like many students at RTTF, Destinee has faced many obstacles, such as bullying and family issues, that could have easily derailed her dreams of graduating high school and attending college. It is because of supporters like you that Rock to the Future was able to intervene with Destinee to keep her on track and help her realize her dreams. As staff helped send her off to Penn State York this August for her freshman year of college, Destinee declared, "I never thought I would make it this far."

For Destinee and students like her, the opportunity to learn to read, write, and perform music at Rock to the Future is life-changing. In addition to music education, students across all Rock to the Future programs receive access to a brighter future.

We are looking forward to even more success stories this year and are excited to be helping additional youth and families. But we need YOUR support to continue growing; we have dozens of students on our waiting lists.

Will you give the gift of music to an underserved student like Destinee by supporting Rock to the Future today? Your donation will put an instrument directly into the hands of a child who will use that creative outlet to grow in ways he or she couldn’t have imagined before. Thank you for your support!

Rock to the Future

Campaign to Support Rock to the Future

Rock to the Future was started in 2010 with the vision of using contemporary music education to help youth succeed in not only music but also school and life. In 5 years, the organization has grown to serve over 300 Philadelphia youth with completely free contemporary music education and has a history of helping youth improve grades, stay in school and attend college, and improve social skills.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan
537100
$5,371 of $5,000 (107%)
537100
$5,371
Francesca Gunning
Francesca Gunning
186500
$1,865 of $1,000 (186%)
186500
$1,865
Carol Banford
Carol Banford
139000
$1,390 of $500 (278%)
139000
$1,390
Jeffrey Buchakjian
Jeffrey Buchakjian
125500
$1,255 of $1,500 (83%)
125500
$1,255
Jeff Barg
Jeff Barg
110300
$1,103 of $1,500 (73%)
110300
$1,103
Bill Mecaughey
Bill Mecaughey
57500
$575 of $500 (115%)
57500
$575
Levi Landis
Levi Landis
42500
$425 of $1,000 (42%)
42500
$425
Stephanie Renee
Stephanie Renee
17500
$175 of $500 (35%)
17500
$175
Katie Edwards
Katie Edwards
14000
$140 of $700 (20%)
14000
$140
Theresa Malandra
Theresa Malandra
1000
$10 of $1,000 (1%)
1000
$10

As we begin our sixth year at Rock to the Future, I am amazed by what we’ve been able to achieve in such a short time, and I wantedto say thank you for your part in our success. With your support over the years, RTTF has grown from providing music educationto 13 students in a single after school program to impacting to over 350 Philadelphia youth annually through our MusiCore afterschool program, musical summer camp, and in-school MobileMusic workshops. Because of amazing supporters like you, we havebeen able to keep all of our programs 100% free for youth who generally wouldn’t have music education due to budget cuts andfamily financial circumstances. Together we are making a difference.

  •   RTTF students are improving academically - for instance, 81% of students who stay in our MusiCore program for 2years or more maintain a B average, and 91% are reading at grade level.

  •   RTTF expanded programming to reach 120 additional youth with our new MobileMusic program, which currentlyprovides electric guitar and music theory workshops in two Philadelphia School District schools and counting!

  •   Currently 100% of students who complete MusiCore graduate from high school and continue to post secondaryinstitutions.

    One of those students is recent MusiCore alum, Destinee, who has been with Rock to the Future since our inaugural year. Like manystudents at RTTF, Destinee has faced many obstacles, such as bullying and family issues, that could have easily derailed her dreamsof graduating high school and attending college. It is because of supporters like you that Rock to the Future was able to intervenewith Destinee to keep her on track and help her realize her dreams. As staff helped send her off to Penn State York this August forher freshman year of college, Destinee declared:


    “I never thought I would make it this far. I WOULDN’t BE WHERE I AM TODAY WITHOUT THE SUPPORT I RECEIVED AT ROCK TO THE FUTURE.” 

      1. For Destinee and students like her, the opportunity to learn to read, write, and perform music at Rock to the Future is life-changing.In addition to music education, students across all Rock to the Future programs recieve access to a brighter future.

        We are looking forward to even more success stories this year and are excited to be helping additional youth and families. But weneed YOUR support to continue growing; we have dozens of students on our waiting lists. Will you give the gift of music to anunderserved student like Destinee by supporting Rock to the Future today? Your donation will put an instrument directly into thehands of a child who will use that creative outlet to grow in ways they couldn’t have imagined before. Thank you for your support!