The Fundraising Page of Katie Edwards

Katie Edwards

A Message From Katie Edwards

Dear friends and loved ones,
I'm writing today to ask for your support for a cause near and dear to me. Rock to the Future has been providing music education to under-served kids, turning them into musicians and successful and confident students. I have seen first hand how effective this program is and the lives it has changed.

Pre-teen and teen years are tumultuous. These days youth are faced with so many challenges. Rock to the Future provides a safe haven and more importantly an creative outlet to express all of the emotions teens regularly feel.

In a community with limited educational resources, Rock to the Future is providing life-changing programming that motivates at-risk youth to flourish creatively while providing them with the skills to place them on track for 21st century success.

For 5 months now PA has been operating without a budget because of a political stalemate. This is holding up CRITICAL funds needed to keep small non-profits like Rock to the Future afloat.

NOW IS THE TIME TO GIVE. Friends, please keep this important organization going. Keep music education alive for the kids who need it!
Please give $10, $15, or $20 today. If all of my whopping 76 Facebook friends give, we will make a nice dent in the amount of money they need to raise.
Thank you for your generosity.

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!