Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley and WURRLYedu Partner On Innovative Music Education Program
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WURRLYedu and the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley recently partnered to implement WURRLYedu's program of social and emotional learning through music in their four local clubs. As part of the music education program, on Saturday, December 15th, they collaborated on an inspiring project to enhance their newest club - the Boys & Girls Club of William Mead at the William Mead public housing site in Los Angeles.
The Club Members at William Mead worked with artist Ben Morales to create a mural representing their Club theme song. They selected Christina Perri's 'A Thousand Years' as the theme song collectively based on their loss of someone special in their lives, whether it was a sibling, grandmother or friend. It was a song that really brought all the kids together.
Former Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Dennis Powell spoke about the importance of community and teamwork at the event and joined Club Members to paint the mural at the Club.
"We consistently hear from both counselors and Club Members that WURRLYedu makes music education fun, collaborative, and increases their confidence and communication skills, while also building community, which makes WURRLYedu a great fit with the mission and values of the Boys & Girls Club," said JR Dzubak, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley. "Their program not only inspires music education but also inspired our Members to take more ownership over the Club since they played a big part in making it more beautiful with this new mural."
"We believe every child should have access to a high quality music education. Our approach increases student engagement while also improving the development of both musical, social and emotional skills," said Nadine Levitt, CEO and founder of WURRLYedu. "We're excited to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley and bring our program to more Boys & Girls Clubs soon. The William Mead Club Members have brought their music program to life with the beautiful theme song mural which will live on as an inspiring message to others."
WURRLYedu delivers culturally relevant lesson plans and a comprehensive suite of tools to make music education fun, effective and affordable for teachers and students. WURRLYedu has partnered with multiple education organizations to use their music education platform including the Public School District of Philadelphia, the California Department of Education, the Exceptional Children's Foundation, and Turn Around Arts schools.
About the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley
Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley serves kids ages 6 to 18 in the communities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Montebello, City of Industry, La Puente, and Baldwin Park. In addition, Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley, through a partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, has units at Ramona Gardens and Estrada Courts public housing developments in Boyle Heights and William Mead Homes in Lincoln Heights. The Club delivers exciting and educational programs to over 6,000 boys and girls each year.
WURRLYedu delivers culturally relevant lesson plans and a comprehensive suite of tools to make music education fun, effective and affordable for teachers and students. WURRLYedu solves for many of the barriers in music education including lack of resources, class time, accessibility, and a relevant curriculum. For students, WURRLYedu is a mobile app containing thousands of popular songs across multiple genres, which students can customize, practice and record both inside the classroom and at home. For teachers, it is a web portal with a personalized curriculum builder that is supported by lesson plans and short form videos from Grammy Award winning artists. WURRLYedu's innovative approach increases student engagement, improves the development of both musical, social and emotional skills, while also providing teachers and administrations a clear view of the curriculum's effectiveness. For more information, visit: https://www.wurrlyedu.com.