“Our concert with One Voice provided our students a real life
opportunity to take a stand for justice. We teach peace and ethics
every day. The collaboration gave our students a unique opportunity
to walk the talk. Most importantly, having raised a son who is gay,
I was fully aware of the collaboration's tremendous potential for
good in the lives of young people.”
—Dr. Karen J. Rusthoven, Principal, Community of Peace Academy
One Voice's OUT in Our Schools program collaborates with
student singers at local middle and high schools with educational
and community outreach concerts. One Voice partners with
Equity an organization providing safe school environments
for GLBT students and staff. Each spring, One Voice provides
concerts, in-school training and discussion opportunities in Metro
Knight Foundation is helping to fund this program
through their generous support!
Among youth, bullying and name-calling related to sexual orientation is a serious issue. One Voice has tackled this problem since 1999 by performing in-school concerts in the public schools. In many of the schools that One Voice works with it is the only music that the students receive all year, and the most significant GLBT outreach they get. Music builds bridges, enhances communication, and dispels myths and stereotypes. The “OUT in Our Schools” program, One Voice creates powerful artistic partnerships that connect students with creative, caring adults—some of whom just happen to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Explore the many schools where One Voice has performed.
Each year our singers take a day off of work to perform in metro area schools. We’re finalizing plans as we speak—do you have a recommendation for a school that needs us?