Australian Children's Music Foundation
The Australian Children's Music Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that raises money for music programs for disadvantaged and Indigenous youth. Research has proven that the integration of music in a child's education reaps intellectual, cultural and social benefits; however music is no longer compulsory within state schools - over 75% of public schools in Australia no longer have a specialist music teacher. A team of dedicated teachers provide weekly tuition to students in disadvantaged areas, remote locations for Indigenous children as well as youth 'at risk' in juvenile justice centres. Programs run for a minimum of 12months.