All Children Deserve Music Education
Fuel their joy + self-discovery with expanded access to music enrichment
Founded in 2008, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. strives to uphold and build on the Cole family legacy; we envision music education as an entitlement, not a privilege, for all children.
Our youth deserve equity and access to pursue excellence and achievement in music; to experience the realms of musical expression and creation. We can pave the path of opportunity for budding performers, emboldened by their mentors, to uplift and heal humanity with their instruments and voices.
A MESSAGE FROM CO-FOUNDERS TIMOLIN COLE & CASEY COLE
At a time when so many children face unprecedented challenges, music education has never been more essential and urgently needed. As the twin daughters of legendary music artist Nat King Cole, we are honored to build on our father’s legacy to expand access to music learning opportunities for underserved youth. Recognizing that all children are entitled to transform their lives and empower their spirits through music, Palm Beach County-based charity Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. (NKCGH) proudly funds programming, services and resources for children, while bolstering the workforce of dedicated music teachers.
We enthusiastically invite you to join us on our journey, as we strive to enrich and inspire as many kids and teens as possible.
Please, get involved, volunteer and give as you can.
DEBUT SONG RELEASE!
“CAN WE TALK TO THE WORLD?”
Lyrics by Gary Augustus & Lee Summers
Music by Gary Augustus, Carlo Penisi & Lee Summers
Original Song Producers Gary Augustus & Carlo Penisi
Produced by Nat King Cole Generation Hope
Performed by rising young artist Haven Star and children in South Florida
Enjoy this new single as an anthem of hope for our world, to keep the faith in nurturing young souls through music.
Upcoming Programs + Events
February 25, 2023
A fundraising project creating art + music with recycled materials.LEARN MORE
June 12 – 16 & June 19 – 23, 2023
NKCGH Summer Strings
A two-week music camp for string students based in Palm Beach County, FL.LEARN MORE
July 11 – 13, 2023
NKCGH Music Educators Conference
A three-day virtual professional development conference for music educators. *complimentary registration for music educatorsLEARN MORE
Bring your passion to our mission!
We welcome your help to expand our impact. Join us on the front lines, in leadership and or with your contributions.
Gift your treasured, unused instruments: Project Encore! Instrument Donation Program
There are countless opportunities to serve… events logistics, fundraising, leadership, delivering instruments, outreach, or general administration. We treasure our volunteers – from interns to seniors and all vocations – as our most valued assets.
Become a champion and energizer of NKCGH as a partner, sponsor or Board member. Consider contributing your expertise, resources and talent to advocate for our organization, for music students and the educators who inspire them.
We earned a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency!
Learn more about our organization’s impact by clicking HERE.