Wilk Recognizes Palmdale-based Music and Kids as Senate District 21’s Nonprofit of the Quarter

Sen. Scott Wilk (right) presents a California Senate Certificate of Recognition to Music and Kids President, CEO, and Founder Chuck Murphy

Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is very pleased to recognize Palmdale-based nonprofit Music and Kids as Senate District 21’s Nonprofit of the Quarter.

“Imagine a world without music? Music has the power to change lives, to bring people together, and can be a real lifeline and outlet for youth especially,” said Senator Wilk. “Unfortunately, these days arts in our schools are not getting the resources they deserve, which is why I am so grateful for what Music and Kids does to fill that gap and ensure access to a top-notch musical education. The lessons learned through music can be translated to so many aspects of life, and I can’t think of a better nonprofit to highlight this quarter. Thank you, and congratulations!”

Music and Kids was established by Palmdale singer-songwriter Chuck Murphy to bridge the growing gap between government-funded educational programs and private funding in music. Its mission, through music, seeks to build character, responsibility and strength in today's youth and aims to enroll 10,000 kids in the Antelope Valley, Southern California, and beyond in after school music lessons. “Sunday in the Park” is the nonprofit’s longest-running event which takes place at Palmdale’s Courson Park in in the summer months.

Senator Wilk has been a strong supporter of Music and Kids over the years, contributing numerous letters of support on behalf of the organization for grant applications.

In addition to working with youth and providing scholarship opportunities to those enrolled in its programs, the nonprofit also started Music and Veterans in 2020 to help heal the minds and bodies of those who have returned home after serving our country.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Music and Kids.