What We Do
We affiliate with over 200 music therapy programs around the world so they can identify children to receive the ukuleles and provide music therapy sessions to achieve a variety of health needs. This initiates the children on a path to wellness with music. As of 2021, the UKC has donated more than 10,000 ukuleles to children in hospitals around the world. In 2022 we want to reach more kids and help them use music to cope and heal.
UKC At Home
UKC At Home helps UKC kids continue their progress on utilizing music for wellness with their new uke at home or independently. The program includes FREE access to the Resource Portal, UKC Academy classes, On-Demand Ukulele Lessons with Uketropolis, and music therapy sessions with Berklee College of Music, Music Therapy. There are also resources for our Music Therapy affiliates and the ukulele community at large.
Jared Bergman Fellowship
The ratio of music therapists to the number of patients in a pediatric hospital in the United States is 1:100. We want to change that and increase the number of children that receive music therapy in the hospital. Our fellowship funds short-term positions in the leading pediatric programs in the USA to allow the hospital to expose more children to the benefits of music.
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Children are hospitalized every year in the USA alone
Ukuleles donated since 2013
Sites we affiliate with
Amount needed to support 1 child
We support children in over 230 music therapy programs around the world. Explore our sites.
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