The Miami Children’s Chorus, a Coral Gables non-profit choral music education and performance organization, is taking a stand and making a difference in the lives of hundreds of South Florida children.
On Thursday, Mar. 20, MCC artistic administrator Analy Mendez and MCC advanced chorister Gabriela Hernandez- Fumero delivered close to 1,000 cans of non-perishable food, 200 toiletries, kids clothes and baby clothes to the Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco — an after school program that provides homework assistance, literacy, social skills, fitness, and creative arts programs to the children of the east Little Havana community. Donated items were collected by all 150- plus members of the Miami Children’s Chorus throughout the month of March.
MCC began its work with the Leadership Learning Center in January through its “We Will Sing” choral outreach project, through which the organization provides a free six-week choral experience program in low-income/underserved communities.
The We Will Sing program helps children find their voices as they explore how to warm-up, read music, and most importantly how to work together to achieve a common goal. We Will Sing also introduces concepts of respect, communication, commitment, leadership, discipline, and professionalism. In addition, We Will Sing serves as a mentoring program, as MCC choristers volunteer their time to work with the children in rehearsals and serve as positive role models for them.
After working with the children at Leadership Learning Center through the We Will Sing program,
MCC advanced chorister, Gabriela Hernandez-Fumero decided she would find a way to make an even bigger impact in the lives of these and other Little Havana children. She started the Be The Change food/toiletires drive.
The MCC invites the Miami Dade County community to Be The Change and help the children in our communities who are most in need. Consider reaching out to children’s organization’s, such as the Leadership Learning Center, which are in need of help to secure the health and growth of South Florida youth.
For more information about other South Florida children’s organizations visit www.thechildrenstrust.org. To find out more about the Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco, call 305-649- 4730.
For more information about the Miami Children’s Chorus — upcoming performance, program offerings, and ways to get involved — call 305-662-7494, visit www.miamichildrenschorus.org, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.