Kinder Morgan Foundation

Through the generosity of the Kinder Morgan Foundation, Young Audiences Charter School has acquired science lab and safety equipment. The “Kinder Morgan Mobile Science Lab” contains 30 items essential for in-depth science lessons including: beakers, barometers, microscopes, magnets, hot plates, and electricity kits. Creative Learners Grades 3 through 6 will have access to the mobile lab to enhance their understanding of measurement, chemical reactions, forms of matter, meteorology, microbiology and physics.

About the Kinder Morgan Foundation
The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, we fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates. The Kinder Morgan Foundation donates more than $1 million every year to youth programs.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation 2017-18 Community Partnership Grant

Young Audiences Charter School recognizes the support of The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s Community Partnership grant program. Grant funds support YACS Band Director Matt Bruzzi in his leadership of the over 60 2nd through 7th grade students participating in the afterschool band program. The performance repertoire includes the Classical, Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop genres, providing band members a broad range of cultural and historical context as they practice the technical aspects of reading and playing music. The band performs regularly throughout the school year, both for in-school performances and public events including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Mardi Gras parades.

About The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest - and other raised funds - for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more information, please visit www.jazzandheritage.org.