Spotlight on Kids – “Notes Bring Hope” Partners for Pediatric Vision, AASA

Lisa Noski, Susie McKinney, Joanne Peterson, Austin Zukerman, Kate Carroll and PPV Founder Tori Schladen.

Southern California’s Partners For Pediatric Vision has kept kids-in-sight  since 2019 with “Notes Bring Hope,” a charitable arm of the Asia America Symphony (AASA).The program brings together children with low vision for a day of enrichment at the Western Museum of Flight at Torrance Airport. “Notes Bring Hope” volunteers share their love of music with children from Partners for Pediatric Vision for a day of discovery, and music instruction. The children receive ukulele to keep, and instruction from Mariane Matsuda. “This experience had a positive impact on the children’s self-expression and self-esteem, developing their coordination, rhythm and concentration. It was a wonderful opportunity for fun and meaningful social interaction,” said PPV founder, and director Tori Schladen.

Photos courtesy of Partners for Pediatric Vision


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