Restore Life (UPDATED)

Grant Recipient

Restore Life

Student Representative

Trinity & Katy-Grace Iverson

Grant Amount

$10,000

Year Received

2020

UPDATE:

Restore Life’s $10,000 was put to good use this Summer, even during COVID. Thee are some of the things the grant paid for:

  • Built 7 home studios in kid’s homes in their community and had zoom trainings two days a week for youth on how to record and produce using industry standard software. 
  • Started Summer StudioGrind Camp and served 30 youth teaching music marketing, production and applying God’s word to being an artist for the Kingdom. They saw great spiritual growth in our youth.
  • Helped the youth write, record, and produce a music video about the protests and racial equity from a Kingdom perspective. (Music video is called “White Tee” and is coming out this month) 
  • Built a studio in Thrive Academy for the students there to do studio mentorship in that location. Classes to begin mid September 2020 
  • Purchased 3 new computers for Studio mentorship program.
  • Hired three new part time mentors to expand the program to reach 15 new kids.

THE VIDEO ABOVE SHOWS THE STUDIO IN ACTION!


Restore Life is a non-profit organization located in the Westside neighborhood of Atlanta, specifically in Grove Park. Their model is to empower local leaders to launch various programs transforming communities from the inside out. Restore Life exists to make known the restoration available to humanity through Jesus Christ and equip God’s people as agents of reconciliation and community renewal. All of Restore Life’s programs revolve around community leadership development. Whether they are current adult leaders in the community or leaders in the making (community youth), Restore Life discovers these leaders, mentors them, and invests resources in their ideas to help develop grass roots renewal and restoration movements in all areas of community life.

Trinity & Katy-Grace Iverson applied for a grant on behalf of Restore Life in the amount of $10,000 for their Studio Mentorship Program. This program targets at-risk youth by allowing them to work in a studio that is leased to professional sound engineers wanting to create ‘gospel-centered hip-hop’. After school hours this space is used for the youth, getting them off of the streets and away from drug environments. While they are working in the studio learning skills (recording, production, sound engineering), they are being mentored by Christian community leaders who feel relevant to them. This grant would allow Restoration Studios to expand their mentorship program by 20 students (currently 60 students) by providing the following:

$3,000 – 3 iMac Computers for program expansion $1,000 – Midi controllers/production stations, software, microphones cables $6,000 – 3 new Part-Time Music Mentors

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