Supporting our graduating seniors: Rock to the Future’s Higher Education Fund.

Graduation is a time of celebration and new beginnings for high school seniors. However, for many talented and driven students in underserved communities, the path to higher education is filled with obstacles. 

We recognize the critical opportunity that music plays in building trust and bringing youth through our doors to rock out. And while we have our young people in our music programs, we also support students on their journey towards college, trade school, and post-graduation success.

The impact of the Higher Education Fund goes far beyond financial assistance and laptops. By investing in these students, you are investing in their futures and the future of our communities. Our graduating seniors break the cycle of limited opportunities and create positive change in their lives and communities. This original composition is by graduating senior Alberto, who has participated in Rock to the Future since 2019.

Rock to the Future breaks down barriers and empowers students to reach their full potential. Through college trips, guest speakers, application and scholarship writing support, access to essential resources, personal encouragement, and the Higher Education Fund – which provides laptops and scholarships for graduates – we aim to make higher education more accessible and attainable for deserving students who may not have the financial means or support network to pursue their dreams. Our students have gone on to pursue careers in education, technology, business, music, culinary arts, and so much more. 

Click here for photos from last year’s Higher Education Fund award ceremony.

Through our Higher Education Fund, graduating seniors receive a scholarship of up to $1,500. These scholarships help alleviate the burden of up front costs such as tuition expenses, textbooks, and other educational expenses. By removing financial barriers, we enable students to focus on their studies and fully engage in the college experience. With your support, we will expand the reach of these scholarships and provide opportunities for even more deserving students.

Support Our Higher Education Scholarship and Year End Showcase
Suki, a graduating senior, reflects on their time at Rock to the Future.

In today’s digital age, having the right tools is crucial for academic achievement. Our Higher Education Fund also provides graduating seniors with brand new MacBook, ensuring they have the necessary technology to thrive in college and beyond. These laptops become powerful tools for research, online collaboration, and accessing educational resources. By donating to our fund, you directly contribute to a graduating senior’s ability to excel in their studies and successfully navigate the digital landscape of higher education.

The impact of the Higher Education Fund goes far beyond financial assistance and laptops. By investing in these students, you are investing in their futures and the future of our communities. Our graduating seniors break the cycle of limited opportunities and create positive change in their lives and communities. Through higher education, they gain knowledge, skills, and networks that can lead to rewarding careers, economic mobility, leadership roles, and the ability to give back.