OrchKids is helping to change the lives of at-risk kids in Baltimore City. Throughout the school year and over the summer, we engage hundreds of kids ages three to fifteen in dynamic musical, academic and social-skills experiences. OrchKids is now the largest provider of after-school arts education programming for Baltimore City Public Schools students. We began in 2008 with just 30 students at one elementary school under the leadership of Founding Director Maestra Marin Alsop. Now, OrchKids reaches over 1,000 kids at six sites. OrchKids is inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, a program that helps at-risk kids reach their fullest potential musically, personally, and academically. In the U.S., OrchKids is an acknowledged leader in the El Sistema movement.
Each OrchKid learns and performs with an instrument of his or her choosing. Your contribution, through this registry, will help to ensure all OrchKids can continue to play and grow with the use of quality instruments. In addition, all purchases are a tax deductible gift!
Thank you for your interest and very generous support.