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Yakima Symphony's Under Privileged Youth Orchestra Receives Grant

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The "Music in Accion" program is getting $25,000 from the Getty Education and Community Investment Grants Program. The "Music in Accion" program is getting $25,000 from the Getty Education and Community Investment Grants Program.

YAKIMA, WA - The Yakima Symphony's under privileged youth orchestra is getting a big boost. 

The "Music in Accion" program is getting $25,000 from the Getty Education and Community Investment Grants Program. The orchestra includes more than 40 members from local elementary and middle schools.

Organizers say the program is making a huge impact in the lives of kids.

"I've seen huge progress, I've seen passion growing, I've seen kids who were already interested in music but they didn't even realize how much they could deepen that love for what we do together," orchestra teacher Stephanie Hsu said. 

The youth orchestra started in January and has quickly grown in size. The symphony hopes the money can help expand the program and bring in new teachers.

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