Keep Children Rockin

Taking a Stand for Music in Schools!

Chandler, AZ   |  https://www.keepchildrenrockin.org

Mission

We believe that music is critical for our cultural heritage. Many children are losing music class in school and they cannot fight themselves to keep those classes running. At Keep Children Rockin, we provide donations to underfunded elementary and middle school music programs.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Paul Sokol

Main address

124 N California St Unit 22

Chandler, AZ 85225 USA

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EIN

47-3439084

NTEE code info

(Music) (A68)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a SERIOUS problem in the world these days: public school budgets are being cut which is forcing cornered administrators to drop arts programs; particularly the music programs. If we let this continue, in a few decades there will be fewer and fewer inspired young musicians and radio will be dominated by talk programming.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Keep Children Rockin

We provide music equipment donations and repairs across the state of Arizona (for now).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Keep Children Rockin

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the number of youth music programs each year that received any music equipment donations or repairs.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We imagine a future where one can turn on the radio and still hear music.

We formed Keep Children Rockin to take an official stand for youth music programs in schools. The charity provides donations to underfunded elementary and middle school music classes.

We have an annual multi-city music festival to drive donations. From there, we reach out to school's individually and get their music equipment/repair needs. Then, we buy what we can for them!

We've been doing this annual festival and resulting round of donations successfully since 2015, impacting more and more schools in more cities every year. Our founder has been a small business owner since 2008, so those skills are absolutely used for Keep Children Rockin.

Since 2015, we have donated over $10,000 worth of music equipment and repairs to over 15 different schools across Arizona.

For each city we have the festival in, we try to make more and more of an impact each year.

1st year: 1 school
2nd year: 3 schools
3rd year: 5+ schools
4th year: 10+ schools
5th year and beyond: 20+ schools

Eventually, we will have to leave Arizona and take our program to other states, which we are excited for :)

Financials

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Keep Children Rockin

Board of directors
as of 09/09/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Sokol

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Unknown
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
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