COMPÁS was recently named one of 56 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit winners from over 1,400 applicants. Their project, Mariachi COMPÁS, will support and expand their youth mariachi ensemble, creating an important outlet for youth in the community to explore music, culture, and entrepreneurship as professional musicians, and educate metro Detroit about Mexican culture through music.
Being a Knight Arts Challenge winner is a prestigious distinction and comes with a one to one matching grant award of $35,000. In order for COMPÁS to receive the Knight award, they must raise their share and need your help. The more you give, the more they get! Funds will be used to recruit new students, purchase needed instruments and uniforms as the group grows, and provide quality music instruction.
Supporting this project is an investment in the historical and cultural heritage of Southwest Detroit, ensuring that Mexican and Latino culture is carried on through youth. It also provides a much-needed outlet for youth who will have a better chance of success in school and in life if they remain engaged in opportunities to stimulate their creativity and individuality. Anything you can give will help and be appreciated.
Please visit their Indiegogo page to donate and to see special rewards as a way to say thank you for your donation!
Click here: Support Youth Mariachi’s in SW Detroit