CASTAWAY KIDS YOUTH MUSIC SCHOOL
Music education is a long-standing emphasis of Castaway Kids. In January 2019, we moved our Steel Pan Music Program from Guaymas to San Carlos where the local community warmly welcomed us. Classes are held every afternoon after school in the local Centro Comunitario (Community Center).
With so much interest in the local community, we are planning to expand the San Carlos music program. Our long-term vision is to sponsor a full music school in San Carlos for local school kids who currently have few opportunities for extra-curricular activities.
To that end, we will always accept donations of musical instruments and band sponsors to help make the program a success. We are particularly looking for guitars, trumpets, trombones, tubas, and electronic pianos. We would also like to encourage donations to help compensate our instructors. We were given a head start by the Chicago Music store in Tucson, and we thank them for their trumpet, trombone, and tambourine donations, and other items they have made available at reduced prices.
The steel pan band also receives a huge boost from visits by Char Lusk and Ansel Joseph, steel pan instructors from Phoenix. They are volunteering their time annually to provide instruction, tune instruments, and provide essential guidance and they have also donated steel pans.
In February, 2020, Castaway Kids became the sponsor of a new soccer program at the local elementary school. The program is open to all students in grades 1 through 6.
Goals of this program are to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer, develop skills, learn to compete in athletic games, foster good sportsmanship, provide equal play to all students, build self-confidence, instill leadership skills, develop stronger friendships, and provide a healthy, fun environment that stimulates them towards positive life goals.
If you wish to support this new after school Soccer Club “The Cuauhtemoc Eagles” (Las Aguilas de Cuauhtemoc) your donation will support the growth and success of this program. Even second-hand soccer tennis shoes, shin guards, and equipment are well-received.