Refugees Living in Salt Lake City

In Utah Since 2019

This program is currently on hiatus.  We are seeking a volunteer manager to coordinate this program and lead a team of other volunteers.  Do you love music, love kids, have some Tuesday nights open, and want to change the world? Contact us!

The Shropshire Music Foundation opened its first-ever state-side program in 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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A group of local teenage volunteers dedicated many hours of training before launching their first class at Granite Park Junior High.  They provided nearly one-on-one harmonica instruction to underprivileged youth.  

The program then continued with another group of incredible teenage volunteers, led by the amazing Megan Tandar and Alisa Broadbent at the Historic Scott School serving kids from around the Granite School District.

These refugees, new Americans, and other students received opportunities for creative expression, social growth, trauma relief, anxiety reduction and academic achievement. This type of engagement is crucial for children making the long transition into a new country and culture, or in dealing with the effects of past hardships and trauma.