… Another local nonprofit aimed at helping kids is Play it Forward. It’s an offshoot of musician Michael Allen Harrison’s Snowman Foundation. That nonprofit donates money to musical programs and gently used musical instruments to kids.

“Music is a way out for many kids, it’s a way out of socioeconomic plateaus,” said Marietta Harrison, executive director of Play it Forward.

Now Play it Forward is expanding to provide kids with piano lessons at their schools.

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