Without our donors’ support, we would not be able to continue our tradition of offering affordable and free music education.
What your gifts support:
- Seven off-site Youth Outreach Programs in public schools and community centers
- Two programs new this year provide free music education to the most at-risk youth in San Francisco’s most underserved communities: our Digital Audio Program at Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, and Vocal Performance Program at the Tenderloin Community Elementary School.
- Little Bears program for toddlers
- Youth All Star Bands for talented teens
- Sliding scale tuition assistance and scholarships , a part of every Blue Bear program to ensure equal access to music
Why our work is important:
Music gives young people a way to express themselves, even to find themselves.
Making music together gives people a positive social experience.
Learning music enhances brainpower and improves academic performance.
Just imagine a world without music…
A donation to Blue Bear is an investment in a vibrant, established and long-lived non-profit organization that improves lives one note at a time. With the disappearance of music programs in the schools, we are an increasingly important community resource. Making music helps make the world go ’round; your contribution will help Blue Bear stay around.