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WINNER 2020

Chad Bernstein

Guitars Over Guns

Chad Bernstein    

Bridging the opportunity gap for divested urban youth through transformational access to music, connectivity, and self-empowerment.

ABOUT Guitars Over Guns

The Project: Guitars Over Guns

The Big Picture:
Chad Bernstein believes the ability to thrive in the face of adversity is part of what makes society’s greatest leaders. His organization, Guitars Over Guns, is blazing the trail for music mentorship as a way to empower at-risk teens. Guitars Over Guns gives urban teens from tough backgrounds consistent adult mentorship and mental health support, paired with weekly after-school music instruction, and live performance opportunities. The impact? Over 84% emerge with an increased sense of personal worth and value, improved social-emotional capacities, and attitude to the community.

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Music is the most important tool we have in reaching these kids

Chad Bernstein

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Our mission is to amplify the work of impact leaders for social good, drive change together, and awaken the hero in all of us

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