With more than 2,500 children and youth in foster homes throughout Rhode Island, a Roger Williams University (RWU) student is pairing up with a national non-profit organization to help improve the lives of foster children within the state.
Together We Rise is an organization focused on improving the lives of foster children in the country and RWU junior, Jason Rosa, is using their mission to help bring a sense of normalcy to those affected in Rhode Island. The variety of programs within the organization includes sports camps, play-focused activities and the possibility of exploring music by donated instruments and supplies.
Jason Rosa's goal is to raise $3,000 in money and musical instruments from local music shops and vendors by mid-December. The proceeds will be used to purchase starter guitars and basic equipment for over 50 foster children. Being a musician himself, Jason knows the impact music can have on someone's well being.
With the amount of emotional problems that foster children endure, the music programs can be used as an outlet to help cope with their issues through a positive form of self-expression. Jason hopes to give the local foster children and youth the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument and enjoy the beauties music can bring to everyday life.