AMPED Kids Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of foster children by providing access to free private music instruction and other music programs throughout Georgia.
We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children through the power of music. Through growing children’s musical gifts and interests and empowering them through mentorship, discipline and success principles, Amped Kids is lifting up children and giving them a voice.
Our dream is to provide hope and vision to children who are undergoing difficult life challenges and empower them for a better future through our AMPED music programs.
Our Core Values
We believe music education builds creative and critical thinkings skills, self-esteem, and life skills that contribute to a child’s success.
AmpedKids founder April Rooks has personally experienced the impact of music through her own life and witnessed it in the lives of the children she has taught piano and voice. Her vision is to bring a shift into our communities through investing in our children who have been abused, neglected, and are currently in the foster care system and under the care of a CASA volunteer.
April Rooks is a singer/songwriter, worship leader and owner of April Rooks Entertainment providing live music entertainment for weddings and private events. As a vocal and piano instructor for twenty five years. April has helped children and adults enhance their talents, build self-confidence, and become successful in their music endeavors.
In 2018, April founded the Amped Kids Foundation with a vision for enriching the lives of foster children in Georgia through private music instruction, band scholarships, songwriting clinics, and other music programs.
Our Community Board consists of:
- April Rooks, Founder
- Dave Craver, President
- Mariette Tipton, Vice President
- Lawonia Freeman, Secretary
- Beau Henderson, Treasurer
- Ralph Taylor
- Kristen Wallace
- Jason Sails
- Dawn Echols
AmpedKids has an active community board to provide oversight and guidance as a valued part of the the northeast Georgia Community.