The Hall Pass Tour is a nationwide concert and event series for grades 6-12 designed to help kids from underserved schools and community centers get excited about leveraging higher learning to pursue their dreams. Website / Facebook
I think that the only thing that can combat that feeling of isolation and aloneness and depression is hope - Rob (a participant in Carnegie Hall's music program for inmates)
Carnegie Hall brings musical performances and workshops into correctional facilities to contribute to inmates’ rehabilitation, preparing them to return to life outside of prison. Carnegie Hall’s work at Sing Sing Correctional Facility reaches 1,200 inmates and guards each year. Selected inmates participate in a yearlong composition workshop led by composer Daniel Levy. These men earn a place in the program by demonstrating a commitment to education and personal development. Learn more about Carnegie Hall's program here.
Do It For The Love is a nonprofit wish granting foundation, that brings people in advanced stages of life-threatening illness, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live concerts. They draw upon the power of music to provide empowering moments. By bringing together a network of artists dedicated to using music as a transformative experience, they are committed to facilitating a range of personal encounters and live concert moments. Their goal is to offer lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma.
We recently heard about Beats, Rhymes & Relief, a non-profit utilizing the arts to raise awareness and support for worldwide humanitarian relief efforts. Beats, Rhymes & Relief harnesses the power of cultural diplomacy to raise the profile of global issues through high-profile public music concerts. Their first concert in 2013 raised funds to support the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Learn more on their website and follow them on Facebook!