Providing guitars and lessons to foster kids, at-risk youth, and other deserving children in an effort to divert them from self destructive influences like drugs, alcohol, and violence.
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  • Our MissionWhat we do

    missionThe mission of the Guitars not Guns Music Program is to help prevent violence in schools and on the streets by providing foster kids and at-risk youth with focus and self-actualization through guitar.

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  • Our ClassroomsHow we operate

    musicnotesOur programs is targeted to foster kids and at-risk youth ages 8-18 using high teacher-to-student ratios. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students with three adult instructors. Each program is 8 weeks long with a one hour session each week.

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  • Our VolunteersWhy we love them!

    Guitars not Guns is an all-volunteer organization, meaning no one gets paid. We do this because we love it and believe wholeheartedly in the mission! Additionally, our programs are provided at no cost to our students.

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  • Our BoardThe people behind GnG

    GnG Arizona's board of directors is comprised of seven dedicated individuals who are passionate about GnG's cause and who work hard to ensure that GnG's mission reaches as many children as possible.

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The Guitars not Guns Presentation

GnG Presentation :: Learn more about GnG's program and mission and how it has positively impacted the lives of children around the U.S.

Our program at Guitars not Guns is awesome and we really want to make a difference in the lives of as many children as we possibly can! Take a few minutes out of your day to watch our presentation. You’ll learn a tremendous amount about our organization.

We hope you like what you see!

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Unfortunate Facts

  • There are 14,314 Arizona children in foster care as of mid-2013.

  • The number of Arizona's children in foster care increased 40% from 2010 to 2013.

  • In 2013 a total of 722 new families became foster homes, but 740 closed their doors leaving a net decrease in available homes.

  • Foster kids in Arizona are more likely to live in group homes or shelters than in any other state.

“Set Me Free”

Listen to the Guitars not Guns anthem called "Set Me Free". It was written by DC chapter president Gregg Hammond.

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