Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem
- Jul 10, 2020
The Covid-19 crisis is not stopping The Symphonia from continuing to help the underserved children in our community who attend The Symphonia's free, after-school outreach program at the Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach. The program, Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem, has gone virtual!
The Boys & Girls Club has established a website for virtual programming for their members. It is now up and running and provides teaching slots for our program four days a week.
“All of our seniors will have started by the end of next week,” said Annabel Russell, Executive Director of The Symphonia. “We are teaching violin and cello and working on a program for the younger, less advanced children. All of our teachers have been teaching their own private students virtually since March, so are well into the rhythm and 'dos and don'ts' of virtual teaching.”
For the children in the program who don't have their own instruments, The Symphonia has made arrangements to get a 'loaner' instrument to them.
Seeded with a grant from the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem has received support from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties as well as other private individuals. In 2018 the program was awarded a prestigious Impact 100 grant.