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Guitars Not Guns® Clarke County, Georgia

Caroline Aiken, President
Mitch Schrader, Secretary/Teasurer
Joshua Jordan, Board Member

benefit show

The Clarke County chapter had a benefit show for GNG and Nuci's Space (a mental and physical healthcare center for youth and musicians) in Athens, Ga. on Sept 28th, 2014 in Memorial Park

Guitars Not Guns music program for kids had its graduation at Lay Park in Athens Ga. The kids showed up for every class! Thanks to Randy Haygood, Faculty Supervisor for bringing GNG into Lay Park and thanks to ACC commissioner Jerry NeSmith for attending the ceremony! A big thanks to Mitch Schrader, ACCTax Commissioner who is Sec-Tres of Athens Clarke County GNG chapter for being there and all he does for the music program. It was truly wonderful to see the parents and friends supporting these sweet kids.


The 1st class graduated at the Boys & Girls Club in Athens, GA in 2010. UGA's Roy Kennedy Lead teacher. Thanks to the Music Department at UGA for your support.

Athens First Class photo

Teacher (and UGA student) Matt Whittaker tuning up guitars for the first class. Teachers are from the music therapy department at UGA - photos by Caroline Aiken.

Athens tuning photo