MUSACK.org started on Nantucket Island where the summer is fantastic but the winter is long and very isolated with not much to do. The Nantucket year-round population is a little over 10,000 mostly working class, service industry families and their children many of whom hail from places as far flung as Bulgaria, Ecuador, and Jamaica who find themselves in a strange new home with few means. Enter MUSACK.org which in 2012 began arming Nantucket’s high schoolers with guitars and music lessons as a way to help them tell their stories and stay focused on kid stuff like doing good in school and moving on to college. Along the way MUSACK.org has sponsored cultural exchanges to fight off claustrophobia and established a scholarship fund to send kids to college in pursuit of music or related degrees.
Now in its 4th year MUSACK.org has plans to expand to Los Angeles with guitar, rap and songwriting labs along with other artistic and entrepreneurial activities because kids in LA get bored to.
Read more about MUSACK programs here.
Help kickstart new programming by contributing here.
And check out this cool little diddy we put together to help tell our story...