Saint Louis Story Stitchers is honored to announce that it is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from The Lewis Prize for Music’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund! New funding for Saint Louis Story Stitchers will support holistic music education programs during COVID-19.
The Lewis Prize for Music — a creative arts philanthropy — is proud to announce the recipients of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. A total of $1.25 million will be awarded to 32 Creative Youth Development (CYD) organizations across the U.S. that have adapted and responded to the pressing needs of the young people they serve amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lewis Prize for Music invests in youth music organizations and their leaders to facilitate positive change through access to music education. Each of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund recipients embody this goal; they do extraordinary work providing young people with opportunities to learn, perform and create music while also serving their immediate and unique needs around food, transportation, mental health, and academics.
From all the youth at Saint Louis Story Stitchers— We are very honored to receive The Lewis Prize for Music’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund grant. This grant has reassured us that our hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. This has empowered us to find new innovative ways to use our talents and gifts to continue to uplift our communities here in the St. Louis region. — Emeara Burns, Steward Family Foundation Program Director at Saint Louis Story Stitchers
From Flint, Michigan to Montgomery, Alabama, to Oakland, California, the recipients cultivate leadership opportunities and safe spaces for the young people they support. Many of the recipients have budgets of less than $100,000 per year, and two-thirds are led by people of color. Through their community-driven and youth-focused approach, they have become safe havens for the young people they serve during COVID-19. Learn about the recipients: https://www.thelewisprize.org/