Music Education - Now More Than Ever

Help us nurture young souls, hearts + minds through music

 

All Children Deserve Music Education

Fuel their joy + self-discovery with expanded access to music enrichment

 

Children Find Their Voices In Instruments

Pave the path of opportunity for beginners + blossoming performers

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Mission

Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. provides access to music education for children with the greatest need by cultivating opportunities and funding programs for instruction, mentoring and resources.

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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.

40,500

Children Served

2,500,000

Funds Raised

150,000

Volunteer Hours
Casey + Timolin Cole

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.

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Official Music Video Promo, by HUGO Creative

Upcoming Programs + Events

Upcoming Programs + Events

Full details on our latest projects…

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June 21, 2021
Make Music Palm Beach County

The world’s largest single day music festival. *complimentary registration for performers and venues

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June 28 – July 2, 2021
NKCGH Summer Strings

A one-week music day camp for elementary string students based in Palm Beach County, FL. *invitation only

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NKCGH Summer Jazz

A one-week music day camp for high school band students based in South Florida. *open enrollment

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2022
NKCGH Music Educators Conference

A three-day virtual professional development conference for music educators. 2021 Theme: Accessibility & Equity in Music Education. *complimentary registration for music educators

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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.

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Support

Gift your treasured, unused instruments: Project Encore! Instrument Donation Program

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Volunteer

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.

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Advocate

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.