Providing Free Music Lessons & Programs to Foster and Adopted Children

Our Story

Amplify. Grow. Empower.

The life of a foster child is very uncertain. Being removed from their home often without notice and transitioning to live with a stranger and very few of their own belongings is traumatic. Due to these circumstances along with the neglect and abuse suffered, foster children are often withdrawn and fearful suffering with depression and anxiety.

We believe in the power of music to transform lives and bring healing to body, mind and soul. Music is a universal language and positive connector for foster children. Bringing awareness to music education is a part of our work in helping create opportunity through community, networks and partnerships. We are dedicated to protecting the safety and integrity of children and building trusting relationships that develop strong mentorships for a lifetime. Studies show that primary education and music education go hand-in-hand. Studies show music education builds creative and critical thinking skills, self-esteem and life skills that contribute to success and academic improvement. Through music education, music therapy and other unique music educational experiences, Amped Kids is providing healing and a path to success for foster and adopted youth. 

How Your Donations Help

Lessons Given

Students Taught

Instruments Provided

Total youth served

What Our Students and Parents Have to Say About Amped Kids…

Amped Kids music lessons gave Sara so much confidence.

She loved it and was very proud of herself. She was very intentional with it. It takes a lot of time and effort but it is so worth it.

Coolest thing in the world!

We are super proud of her!


Music Programs

Learn more about the exciting music programs available for foster children ages 5 to 18.

Music Lessons

Band Scholarships

Music Therapy


Music Education

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