Bring Go-Go into D.C. Area Classrooms

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This fall, Teaching for Change is bringing renowned go-go performers to D.C. classrooms to coach and mentor K-12 students as part of our  Teach the Beat project. Students have the unique opportunity to ask questions and perform with expert guidance.

DONATETo date, fifteen classrooms  have been scheduled to receive visits from go-go performers through a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with DCPS.

However, dozens more classroom teachers have already applied to be a part of this program, and our funding expires at the end of September.

We need your support to help infuse D.C.’s rich and unique tradition of go-go into classrooms across the D.C. area year-roundPlease give a tax-deductible donation today.

Ju JuE.L. Haynes music teacher Ashton Conklin was delighted after a visit from legendary go-go drummer William “Ju Ju” House:

Ju Ju connected with our students in so many powerful ways during his visit. I couldn’t imagine a better experience with a visiting artist in my classroom and my students have been talking about the workshop ever since.

You can read more about the visits that have already taken place and upcoming visits  here.

Please support Teach the Beat so that we can continue this program to share D.C.’s unique tradition with students throughout the fall and beyond.


Resources for Teaching about Go-Go