Professor Barbara Gawlick, a professor at Boston College School of Music, reached out to GPA about bringing her Music Outreach program to our after school program. After meeting with GPA’s Director of Extended Services, it was clear that Barbara and her students in the BC Music Outreach program were committed to getting instrucments in the hands of GPA students and supporting them with instruction. This partnership has benefited over 50 students in the GPA/YMCA After School Program!

This video demonstrates the importance of community partnerships and how critical they are to healthy development of youth in public schools. As a full service school, GPA is a very aware that we cannot meet our mission alone, and we need the support of our community to enrich the lives of our students and families. This video is one example of the ways in which students lives are changed for the better thanks to the support of our community.

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