Title

music.match

Location

Room A113

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

1-5-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 10:20 AM

Abstract

The benefits of music education are numerous and far reaching -- higher standardized test scores, better attendance rates, and improved cognitive processing. In recognition of these benefits, art integration and education the Chicago Public School system has grown significantly over the past 20 years. However, an immense gap still exists between the North and South sides, due to low average income on the South Side. Because musical instruments can be so expensive, this can lead to an inability for low-income students to own and learn to play an instrument. We will create a web-based non-profit called music.match to help get these students get greater access to musical instruments. Our website will allow families and students who no longer play their instruments to sell them for a low price or donate them to middle school students living on the South Side of Chicago. Sellers can easily post instruments on the website, and the website can connect them to students looking for such access. Donations and volunteer work will help us to subsidize the costs of instruments to further decrease cost. We believe that music.match will not only decrease the art education gap, but also provide students the chance to grow and excel across the board through music exploration.

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May 1st, 10:00 AM May 1st, 10:20 AM

music.match

Room A113

The benefits of music education are numerous and far reaching -- higher standardized test scores, better attendance rates, and improved cognitive processing. In recognition of these benefits, art integration and education the Chicago Public School system has grown significantly over the past 20 years. However, an immense gap still exists between the North and South sides, due to low average income on the South Side. Because musical instruments can be so expensive, this can lead to an inability for low-income students to own and learn to play an instrument. We will create a web-based non-profit called music.match to help get these students get greater access to musical instruments. Our website will allow families and students who no longer play their instruments to sell them for a low price or donate them to middle school students living on the South Side of Chicago. Sellers can easily post instruments on the website, and the website can connect them to students looking for such access. Donations and volunteer work will help us to subsidize the costs of instruments to further decrease cost. We believe that music.match will not only decrease the art education gap, but also provide students the chance to grow and excel across the board through music exploration.