What is Kids in a New Groove?

Karyn Scott founded Kids In New Digs in 2004, a nonprofit that intended to provide donated clothing to kids in the foster care system – having worked as a federal prosecutor in Travis County, she was familiar with the youth in foster care. After realizing that donated clothing would not make a lasting difference in each child’s life, the organization changed its name and mission in 2009 to reflect its ambitions: to enrich and enhance the lives of foster kids and to help them “age out” of the program with at least one solid adult relationship, a set of learned skills, and a sense of self-worth. By creating a consistent and nurturing environment, we empower youth in foster care to transform their futures through music mentorship.

Why they are Awesome

  • Kids in A New Groove provides Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success.

  • The Kids in a New Groove offers a Concert Club series of four stewardship concerts performed by renowned Texas artists that are exclusive to their donors. These pop-up concerts take place in private homes and intimate venues throughout Austin, TX. All proceeds go towards our Mentoring through Music program, which provides Texas Youth in Foster Care with Mentorship through private, in-home music lessons.

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