Kayla Ladis, Copy Director
“By increasing the availability of books and academic resources, we hope to inspire and support young children's drive to learn.”
You might not know that the "MUSIC" in MUSIC Matters stands for "Michigan Undergrads Serving in the Community." Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen our newest social venture - the “CoMMunity Partnership” – come to fruition with our recipient, Books for a Benefit. Our Head of New Social Venture Initiatives, Morgan Fenton, shared that “A big goal of the partnership is to get all members of MM more involved with social ventures.” We brought this goal to fruition when MM members travelled to Flint, Michigan to build a library space for locals to gather, learn, and of course, read!
Our CoMMunity Partner this year is Books for a Benefit, a fellow student nonprofit at Michigan that we are excited to support. By increasing the availability of books and academic resources, we hope to inspire and support young children's drive to learn. MUSIC Matters collected over one thousand book donations that were used to stock the new library. After planning closely with Books for a Benefit, visiting The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village to gain a feel for the space, and shopping for all the materials necessary to create a warm space, MM members travelled to Flint to bring the vision to life. We painted, constructed, and danced… but more importantly, we were able to transform this former elementary school classroom into something empowering for the Flint community.