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July 5th, 2009
11:02 AM ET

Free Music Lessons For Katrina Kids

A special program for at-risk youth in New Orleans.

It began as a summer program to keep kids off the streets. Now it's blossomed into a year round music haven.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield reports.


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  1. michael armstrong sr.

    lets face the music this is good thing for the kids but this project is a tempoary fix for a long term problem what the people of new orleans need is job creation such as these so called shovel ready jobs to rebuild there levies and homes to prevent this travisty from happening again so far the shovel ready job thing has been nothing but a lie .

    July 5, 2009 at 12:23 pm |
  2. TeenDad

    I'm now 19 and experiencing being a dad. I must say although it feels good it's still hard. I knew it wouldn't be easy but to be honest, the hard part is having to balance time. My daughter is great and makes managing her never dreadful. -Teen dad

    August 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm |
  3. May

    I think it is a good idea to give the Katrina Kids free music lessons because of what they have been through. Hopefully they are happy now.

    September 1, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  4. Brian Moore

    Your site was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

    September 24, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  5. Zakia

    I am so proud of Derrick and all his achievements with the music program. I hope the hundreds of votes I sent plus the thousands solicited will be enough to help him win the honor. Even if he does not win for all his hard work and efforts he will always be a hero in my book. Congrats on all your success Derrick and keep up the good work!!!!

    November 19, 2009 at 7:04 pm |
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