The Pepsi Refresh Project is a program which gives grants to people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas which will have a positive impact on communities. The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is in the running to win a grant of $50,000 to be used for 1000 partial scholarships to anyone interested in taking “Every Child Can!©(ECC)” for the first time.
The “Every Child Can” class is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to the Suzuki education. It is a wonderful way to allow prospective teachers and parents to learn about the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. If the SAA wins the grant, they will be able to offer 1000 partial scholarships for first-time ECC participants.
Here’s some information about the SAA from their website:
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America… With the international Suzuki Association (ISA) and other regional associations, the SAA promotes and supports the spread of Dr. Suzuki’s talent education.
The Suzuki Association of the Americas aspires to improve the quality of life in the Americas through Suzuki education. We seek to create a learning community, which embraces excellence and nurtures the human spirit.
I am a Suzuki baby, born and raised. I grew up taking lessons with a wonderful Suzuki teacher, and I am now fortunate enough to work as one myself. My favorite aspect of the Suzuki philosophy is Dr. Suzuki’s goal to make the world a better place for children. I think there is no better way to bring change to society than through spreading the joy of music. Please take a moment to vote and help the SAA win this Pepsi Refresh grant. Just click on the widget below, and it will take you to the voting website. You can vote for the SAA every day and the month of July. It takes less than five minutes to register and less than a minute to vote every day.