A young man practices the drums as part of the San Diego Center for Children’s music enrichment program. Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank

A young man practices the drums as part of the San Diego Center for Children’s music enrichment program. Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank announced that it awarded $5,000 to the San Diego Center for Children’s Music Enrichment Program. The music program empowers youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders to overcome the challenges they are experiencing and the obstacles that keep them from achieving their greatest potential. The music program impacts the lives of more than 300 youth served each year on the center’s main campus in Linda Vista, and this grant will allow the center’s academy to continue offering this important curriculum to each student enrolled during the 2018-2019 school year.

Students benefitting from this grant and the Music Enrichment Program attend the center’s Academy, ages 6-21, who are referred by local school districts because their mental health challenges have impeded their ability to succeed academically. Each student enrolled at the center’s WASC accredited K-12 nonpublic school has a tailored Individualized Education Program outlining academic and behavioral/emotional goals, along with strategies to promote individual success in identified areas of need. Visit centerforchildren.