The Fundraising Page of Stephanie Renee

Stephanie Renee

A Message From Stephanie Renee

Fellow Culture Vultures,

I'm a board member with local nonprofit Rock to the Future. Rock to the Future provides underserved Philadelphia kids with free contemporary music education. You've seen the headlines and heard the stories about how little value the School District of Philadelphia places on quality in-school arts programs. I was one of those kids who was enthusiastic about coming to school every day because my music and drama classes were what I really cared about, and the academic disciplines benefited from the joy of learning I had based in the arts. Students at RTTF see incredible positive change including improved grades, behavior, and musical ability. And then there is the continued legacy of music in Philadelphia that could go unfulfilled without our children getting the mentorship and training they need to contribute to that cultural history.

Please give what you can - $10, $25, $50 or more - to give the opportunity to rock in music and life back to Philadelphia youth. THANK YOU in advance for your support!

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!