Our organization has partnered with the Cooper family to develop this program in honor of Kyle Ray Cooper, a native of Casa Grande who was a talented musician and guitarist. This program was created to honor the memory of Kyle and to share his passion for the guitar with young people at our Main Branch. Knowing that music enriches a child's mind, enables creativity and serves as a therapeutic outlet for their emotions, KaRe Camp is dedicated to helping children develop a passion for music – specifically the guitar – that will positively impact the rest of their lives.
Our organization will begin accepting applications for KaRe Camp later this month (any Club Member in 5th – 8th grade can apply), and this program will start in September at our Main Branch with five Club Members. Upon being selected, Club Members will commit to attending weekly lessons and practicing at home throughout the 2018-19 school year. At the end of the year, any participant who meets all program criteria will be given a guitar of their own.