Welcome to the first ever GROWING SOUND Indiegogo Group Project. We are delighted to be here. GROWING SOUND (a division of Children, Inc) is based in Covington, KY, just over the bridge from Cincinnati, OH and is a non-profit social enterprise that develops music CDs that translate key findings from recent child development research into practical and entertaining products for teachers, parents, and children. We know parents and teachers want to optimize their child’s development but they lack the time and expertise to digest the growing volume of research available to do so. That’s where we come in!
Prior to this project, the CDs we have produced thus far have been funded primarily through grants, community partnerships, and through workshops and trainings that we have presented to teachers, caregivers and professionals across the United States.
But today we want to talk to you about our two new upcoming projects titled TAKE CARE and EVERYONE IS SOMEONE. Some may classify these CDs as “anti-bullying” CDs, but these projects are much more than just that. These projects are filled with songs of acceptance, empathy, teamwork, friendship and responsibility: all the POSITIVE things that PREVENT bullying. The music on these projects will be uplifting and fun, but it can also nurture children’s social and emotional development, making them ready for school AND ready for life.
TAKE CARE will feature thirteen songs in a variety of musical styles for early learners (preschool through primary grades) with lyrics that represent positive self awareness, positive awareness of others, self regulation and control, and responsible social interaction. TAKE CARE of myself, TAKE CARE of the others, TAKE CARE of the stuff. This project will also include Many Voices, One Song which was written for the 2012 World Choir Games recently held in Cincinnati.
EVERYONE IS SOMEONE will feature 13 pop/rock songs recorded in the studio with a full band. These are songs of social responsibility especially for families with kids’ ages seven and up. Songs like What if Everyone Did It Too?, No Room for Hate, and Take the Bull Out of Bullying, present some powerful messages of acceptance, friendship, teamwork, empathy and responsibility. We want to get these songs in the hands of teachers and parents as a popular and powerful way of changing young people’s attitudes toward bullying.
We’re bringing this project for funding because we believe that the message behind this music is universal. We’re looking to raise $15,000 to make not one CD…but two…twenty six songs to make our world a better and more peaceful place. We’ve got great rewards for your participation…including free downloads, magnets, and t-shirts, and there are even opportunities to have GROWING SOUND come to your child’s school for a school assembly featuring the music on these projects and others.
Thank you so much for considering this INDIEGOGO project. Let’s make great music together!