Heroes: Role Models in Music

Mentorship matters!

This year, Mr. Gooden‘s Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy band spent a day speaking, teaching, and playing for younger Merit students — showing them how heroes help us set high goals and reach them.

“They see me, who looks like them, come in and play all these instruments. And they say, ‘Here’s a guy who looks like me doing this, and he’s fun and he’s funny and he’s cool, so I want to do that.’¬†And so they do.”

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