Arts Advantage Initiative
The Arts Advantage education initiative, established in 2006, is designed to place the arts back in the classroom. An Arts Advantage district creates a 5-year plan which allows for decisions by local stakeholders including administrators, teachers, parents, and business leaders to establish, and expand arts programs for all students. The goal is to provide equitable access to arts education for every student in Orange County.
Project M.U.S.I.C.™ will support elementary classroom teachers to learn about and teach general music to their elementary students. Kindergarten through grade 6 teachers will be given training, lessons, materials and instruments to conduct grade appropriate classroom music. This is not to replace music specialists, who are invaluable, but to support them. The plan is under way!
- Summer 2009-Summer 2010 : Writing Team Develops Curriculum
- Fall 2010- Spring 2011 : Schools Pilot Curriculum
- Summer 2011 : Curriculum is refine based on Teacher Feedback
- Fall 2011 : Program is spread across schools
The Arts Advantage Initiative is open to all districts in Orange County.
See a short video of Jim Thomas, Coordinator, Visual and Performing Arts with the Orange County Department of Education talking about The Arts Advantage Initiative.which will benefit from funds donated to Project: M.U.S.IC.™
The GRAMMY Museum Initiative
The GRAMMY Museum, an interactive and educational music museum, encourages students to use music as a gateway to learning. From workshops created around state content standards to a career-based "Backstage Pass" program that allows students to sit in on a sound check and participate in a question and answer session with professional musicians, students are offered the opportunity to learn about English, history, science, math and politics through music. In addition to daily school tours and workshops, The GRAMMY Museum is also home to 12 week-long after school classes focused on building a career in the music industry. The classes, Digital Music Production, DJ'ing 101 and Music Industry Photography, are taught by industry professionals and provide students with working knowledge of programs that will help them in their future career in music.
- Create an enhanced exploratory experience for students and teachers visiting the museum.
- Equip K-12 educators with strategies and resources to demonstrate the power of music in the classroom.
- Educate youth and families in ways that encourage and enrich their own musical appreciation and expression.
- Prepare youth to pursue post-secondary education and professional careers in the music industry and related fields.
- Increase access to music programs in underprivileged communities, empowering youth to reach their full creative potential.
- Contribute to and lead the movement to increase music education in schools and communities.
Donate your car and show your support of Project M.U.S.I.C.™! Interested in donating your vehicle to an organization you believe in? It's easy to make a contribution that supports Project M.U.S.I.C.™!
Here's how it works:
- Just call Toll-Free 866-62-MUSIC (866-626-8742) or email at your convenience firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to a C.A.R.S. Vehicle Donation Representative. Our Representative will schedule a pickup that's convenient for you, and provide you with confirmation of your donation.
- If the gross proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle are $500 or more and if you provide your social security number to our Representative at the time of your donation, you will also receive an IRS tax form 1098C stating the sale price of the vehicle. This amount is what you actually claim on the itemized tax return.
- According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.