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Everyone is entitled to have a dream no matter who they are or where they come
The Blue Guitar Project (BGP) is a developing charity aiming to give young, underprivileged teenagers aged 14-18 hope, inspiration and direction in life they would never otherwise be exposed to. BGP started off as a single in-school program in August 2014 at Key College in Redfern where the project began as a way to inspire and connect youth with their dreams.
Our creative education solutions utilise 'music to mend and inspire' teenagers to live their dreams. As BGP rolls out in 2016 it aims to partner mainstream schools, both Public and Private, with corporates and brands to support underprivileged school groups around Australia.
We believe the inclusion of both school groups working together will benefit the way teenagers interact and learn from each other, creating valued relationships and an understanding of human differences moving forward - all in line with the three core pillars of humanity (our 3 chords within the program): Unity, Equality and Freedom.
Blue Guitar Project SCHOOLS
How the Blue Guitar Project started...
The Blue Guitar Project was created from one spark of inspiration from a colourful young homeless boy named Maguil. Roxy Lee, a freelance music photographer, met Maguil out of the blue when she was on a photography shoot in Redfern, Sydney. Confident and bouncing with a hip street-vibe, his big personality and direct attitude was magnetic!
He asked her to take a photo of him so she did his own special portrait photoshoot. She had no idea at the time that he was homeless, or that he would have such a huge impact on her life, inspiring the BLUE GUITAR PROJECT to take shape.
Sometime after the shoot, Maguil called Roxy, - he was in a terrible crisis. He had no where to sleep and nothing to eat. After several calls, meeting his school teachers at Key College (a Youth Off The Streets school) she realised what he wanted was the same as any of us: he wanted his own dreams to come true.
He wanted a passionate and fulfilling life - a safe and happy life off the streets. Where he didn't just have food and a place to call home, but a community, purpose and a true passion.
The Blue Guitar Project was created to make that happen. For not just Maguil, but to assist and inspire all teenagers in Australia, to ignite their own unique creative spark and to develop a dream. This DREAM, will give youth an independent, passionate, satisfying and super-productive life THEY LOVE.... and it all starts with this project
And one more Blue Guitar!