Music Program Makes a Difference at Volta Elementary School

Music Program Makes a Difference at Volta Elementary School

Ted Johnson so strongly believes in The Salvation Army’s music program that he donated $4,000. As principal of Allesandro Volta Elementary School in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, he sees the benefits of music for his students.

“There is plenty of research showing that music contributes to intellectual development and academic achievement,” said Johnson. The donation was used to purchase more than 100 concert-style music stands to be used in an upcoming recital and new instruments.

In fact, Volta School and Johnson were recently recognized by the State of Illinois Board of Education for dramatically improved test scores. As a result, Johnson received a $5,000 bonus and shared it with the people and programs that contributed to that success – including The Salvation Army.

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