The Strings for Pride program is serving students at East Oakland Pride Elementary School with the purchase of 40 violins that the students can bring home. Since 2019, when the music program was started at East Oakland Pride, students have only had loaned instruments that they were only allowed to use when in class. The lack of personal instruments was creating a significant gap in their education and progress. The more time students are able to spend making music, the more likely their interest will flourish from feeling more competent, and the greater the chance their grade level reading and math skills will enhance over time.
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