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Guitars Over Guns RISE Chicago

Guitars Over Guns is on a mission to curb violence by providing Chicago's youth with productive outlets for creative expression, high-quality after school music programming, and mentoring delivered by trained, local professional musicians.

R.I.S.E. (Reach. Inspire. Support. Empower.) is a twist on the traditional model for young professionals boards, which aims to continue the mentoring and guidance provided by Guitars Over Guns as its middle school graduates enter high school.

Too often, talented students miss out on opportunities for scholarships or college admission because they missed a deadline or didn't have anyone to help guide them.

We at RISE Chicago are committed to making sure that never happens again. By donating to RISE, you are opening a door of opportunity to students who need guidance and support. We will pair students with young professional mentors who will ensure each student stays on track with activities, school, admissions, and scholarships that translate to post-high school success.

Your donation will help fuel the program, allow us to grow, and reach more and more high school students across Chicago.

If you choose to donate, make sure to include in the donor note who on our team referred you, and what your t-shirt size is!