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Sprint Awards Grant to Support Education Through Music

Sprint (NYSE: S) recently announced the 2012 recipients of its New York City Local Giving Program, including a $10,000 grant to Education Through Music. In total, three area non-profit organizations were awarded grants as part of this signature community-support program. The New York City Local Giving Program awards Sprint Foundation grants totaling $50,000 to area non-profits that support Sprint’s philanthropic focus areas of youth development (including mentoring, leadership and academic achievement), arts and culture, and environmental stewardship.

“We are thrilled to receive the support of Sprint,” said Kathy Damkohler, Executive Director of Education Through Music. “With our program costs running $150 per student to provide comprehensive music education for a whole year, this grant will go a long way to supporting students in New York City schools.”

Education Through Music was awarded a $10,000 Sprint Foundation grant for its NYC Partner School Program. Funding will be used to provide 14,000 students in 28 inner-city schools with comprehensive music curriculum, musical instruments and instructional materials. Teachers are given ongoing professional-development services, and the school principals will receive management guidance and leadership training in the arts.

Sprint is a long-time supporter of the New York City community, and this is the fourth year Sprint has conducted the New York City Local Giving Program. In total, through this and similar programs, Sprint has provided more than $220,000 in support to New York City-area non-profits, including Queens Library Foundation and VH1 Save The Music Foundation. To learn more about either program, please visit www.sprint.com/localgiving.