Kids in a New Groove

KING creates a consistent and nurturing environment
to empower youth to transform their lives through music mentorship.


that You can help

Make a difference.

In 2023, the KING Mentoring program had:

Students matched with a mentor
and provided over
hours of free music lessons each month

The Kids in a New Groove (KING) mentoring through music program provides Central Texas youth who have had experience with the child welfare system with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through free weekly, private music lessons, giving students the ability to transform their lives through connection and support.

Kids in a New Groove combines the proven effects mentorship can have on youth, with the evidence that learning music at a young age improves reading, language, and problem-solving skills to produce notable improvements in students' grades, behaviors, and attitude. 

Enroll a Student

Enroll a Student

Youth ages 5+, involved with the child welfare system, residing in Bastrop, Hays, Travis, or Williamson county are eligible to enroll in our free program.


Become a Mentor

Music Mentors

By becoming a music mentor, you will help a youth grow as a musician as well as teach them to build trusting relationships and boost their self confidence.


What to Expect

What to Expect

Learn more about becoming a mentor.

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