On the weekend of November 12-14, 2021, children and families will be walking together in spirit in support of the Prelude Music Foundation. Your children’s participation in this Walk-a-Thon will directly impact the lives of children in some of the most under-served parts of Houston. Thank you for supporting the Prelude Music Foundation and for teaching your child(ren) about kindness, generosity, and service.
On Walk-a-Thon weekend -- whenever it is most convenient for your family -- children will walk in support of bringing music education classes to children from in-need communities of Houston. This is designed to be a flexible, low-key, active service opportunity for your family. You set the walking goal that works best for you and your children. Some suggestions are:
one lap around Rice University walking trail (~ 3 miles)
7 laps around the West University Place Colonial Park concrete walking trail (7 laps = 1 mile)
walk a trail or lap around Memorial Park (over 30 miles of trails available)
30 minute family walk around your neighborhood
walking trail around the Houston Arboretum
walk around Edith Moore Bird Sanctuary
one mile walk or run while singing or listening to music
The Prelude Music Foundation serves high-poverty, low-literacy communities where families often lack the tools to help support their children's cognitive and academic development. Utilizing the research-based music and movement curriculum Music Together®, the PMF supports the cognitive, academic, and musical development of children during the most formative years of their lives.
Go here for a short video showing the impact of the Foundation.
This academic year (2021-2022) alone, the Foundation is bringing playful, research-based music education classes to approximately 4,000 children in 303 classrooms. Due to the pandemic, we are unable to safely host our usual fall and winter in-person fundraisers. The remote Walk-A-Thon is a safe way for us to raise critical funds and it is a lovely opportunity to teach children about service. We are excited for this opportunity and hope you'll sign up to walk and/or donate!