FS Foundation Volunteers Visit With Rock to the Future Kids
A group of volunteers from the FS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of FS Investments, a leading asset manager headquartered in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, visited Kensington’s Rock to the Future on Friday to mentor students, provide homework help and learn how to play musical instruments with the help of student partners.
“We love to partner with local organizations like Rock to the Future to create meaningful hands on employee volunteer service events,” said Mia Fioravanti, Executive Director of the FS Foundation. “MusiCore fills an important void for students in many of Philadelphia’s public schools and the FS Foundation is proud to support their efforts through this Rock & Return event.”
The event, called “Rock & Return,” is part of Rock to the Future’s signature after school music program, MusiCore, a free program for Philadelphia youth grades 6-12 that operates on weekdays during the academic school year. Student participants learn their choice of instrument (bass, guitar, drums, piano), form bands with their peers, write and record original music, play cover songs, participate in a vocal ensemble, and perform live at least twice during each program year. The program also provides homework help and tutoring along with weekly creative workshops and performances from local and national musical guests from a variety of genres.
“This event is a win-win for us at Rock to the Future,” said Jessica Craft, Founding Executive Director at Rock to the Future. “Our MusiCore students receive help with their homework from some very smart individuals, and they also get to showcase the musical abilities they’ve been building. It’s always a pleasure to partner with the FS Foundation.” •