Native American Music Fund
Alex Flowers Student Program Director
PO Box 137
Ft Defiance, AZ 86504
Webpage: http://www.nativeamericanmusicfund.com/ Mechelle Morgan-Flowers
Gathering Of Healers 5013c
"Music can change the world because it can change people." -Bono
Reservation Life And Impacting Our Community
The Navajo Nation is the largest reservation in the United States.
42 % unemplyment
43 % live below poverty
56 % have a high school degree
7 % have a college degree.
We know by statistics that:
Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies andmore advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music.
Music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from shrinking school budgets even thought they're proven to improve academics.
Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
Regardless of socioeconomic status or school districts, studentw who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 % better on English and 20 % better on math standarized exams.
Students who particiapte in music groups at school and in programs report a lower incidence of all substances, ( tobacco,
alcohol, and illicit drugs).
We hope to bring music to the children adn make a difference in the way they virew th World.
We believe that music is healing.
We believe that as a team we can improve our communities and the World.
We have a dream. Give us a chance to bring healing and love to the Rez, and the World.