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$24,919 raised in 36 days
83% Complete
$30,000 goal 83 % of goal

Help Anthropos Arts bring mentorship through music to at-risk kids while putting Austin musicians to work.

Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth living in poverty with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship. Our students get free instruction and mentoring from some of the best artists in the country, performance opportunities at Austin’s seminal venues and events and exposure to a wide range of music as both audience and performers. 



In our 3rd annual 30x31 Back to School Fundraising Challenge, Anthropos Arts is working to raise $30,000 throughout the 31 days of July, to ensure an outstanding year for our current and incoming student musicians in a powerful and impactful way.

Over the course of thirty-one days, we are asking supporters of Anthropos Arts, family, friends, colleagues, local businesses - in addition to anyone with a love of music and community - to come together to help Anthropos Arts in reaching our goal of raising $30,000. By making a donation today, you are helping us help Central Texas teens living in poverty beat the odds, graduate high school on time, and earn scholarships to college.  Our proven programming has helped thousands of kids over the years find success by helping them increase their confidence, learn how to learn, navigate the academic landscape, hold themselves accountable, manage their time and commitments - all while becoming great musicians and having FUN. At Anthropos Arts, we know that music + mentoring = opportunities!

Help us keep it going!



At-risk children in schools serving low-income families find a safe-haven in the music program provided by Anthropos Arts and local musicians are put to work sharing their passion with eager students. For more than a decade 100% of our Seniors have graduated from high school and, for the past five years, ALL have gone to college on scholarships. In fact, the academic success of our students not only exceeds the dismal numbers of local and national statistics for low-income teens, it also equals or betters that of dropout prevention and college prep programs!





Keeping kids engaged in music programs, rehearsing, performing, and practicing at home, helps give them a focus, and keeps them busy learning – not hanging out unsupervised in their neighborhoods.  Incidents of juvenile crime more than double between the hours of 3pm and 7pm – exactly when Anthropos and school band rehearsals are happening.  In fact, according to the USDOJ, after school programs like ours do significantly more decrease a community’s violent crime rate than do juvenile curfews.


Donation Levels

$50 One Music Lesson
Each of our kids receive individual lessons during their school day, provided by one of Austin's top professional musicians, who is also trained as a mentor. This relationship is key to the overall success of the student in their academic career, on their path to college, and in life in general.
$100 1 Year Performing Supplies
Anthropos Arts provides many opportunities for our students to take the stage with professional musicians throughout the year, in some of Austin's seminal music venues. This covers transportation, folders, sheet music, and other supplies and needs associated with these exciting and memorable events.
$250 Instrument supplies
Reeds, strings, valve oil, cork grease, springs, cleaning supplies, sticks, neck straps, tuners and more! We help take the burden of basic instrumental supplies and upkeep off our already struggling families and make sure our kids never have to miss an opportunity to play, practice, or perform.
$500 Musician Master Class
We love to bring international touring artists in to have "master classes" with our Anthrokids. These musicians bring expertise, perspective and INSPIRATION into the lives of our students. Esperanza Spalding, Ozomatli, Rebirth Brass Band and Fareed Haque are a few of the musicians we've hosted.
$1,900 Sponsor a Student, 2017-2018
Your donation provides year-round musical instruction and mentorship for one student. One of our low-income, at-risk students will be afforded the one-on-one attention of a caring adult, using music as the "hook" to encourage building life-skills, college-preparedness and, most importantly, hope.
$2,500 Instrument Purchase
Every year, we have graduating students who earn scholarships to study music in college, yet do not have a playable instrument of their own to take with them. Your donation today makes it possible for Anthropos Arts to give one student their instrument at no cost - an incredible gift for our kids.


Non-Profit Organization Donations Tax Deductible