I often come across the statement "surround yourself with friends that force you to level-up." Better advice couldn't be given especially when you are taking on personal & entrepreneurial endeavors. Luckily, I feel that way about all of my friends! One of my friends in particular, as a matter of fact, one of my very first friends is a true inspiration and is making waves. Sound waves one might say!
I've known the Founder and CEO of The MusicianShip, Jeffery Tribble Jr. since we were 5. While there are loads of childhood memories, I recall being mad that Jeff got to be the drummer for the color guard, and not me. ::eye-roll:: Truth is, he was and still is a great drummer. Knowing about his passion for music easily connects the dots for his start of The MusicianShip. Read more about Jeffery's story in this week's Rolling Out.
The mission of The MusicianShip is to "Change lives with music." This non-profit organization provides free music lessons to at-risk youth. These lessons take place at nine schools and centers in the DC area. The MuscianShip also hosts a summer program offering lessons in music, music business, and music media. All encompassing.
While there are multiple events and fundraisers throughout the year, I'm really digging the newest apparel rollout. Last week I was able to check out and buy some of the pieces from the initiative. Not only are the t-shirts and sweatshirts fun and fashionable, 100% of the proceeds support the efforts of the organization. In other words, buying a t-shirt or sweatshirt helps to pay for 30mins to an hours worth of music lessons. Not only are you adding an awesome new piece to your collection, but you're supporting an awesome mission. Sounds like the perfect 2 for one deal to me.
My Letter of Rec: Share your passion. There are many ways to share your passion, simply talking about it, self-indulgence, introducing it to others and even making it your living. Sharing your passion encourages people to find theirs and reminds you of all the things you love. Yet another two for one. Jeff shares his passion for music daily and is an inspiration to all. Check out The MusicianShip and add a piece or two from The MusicianShip clothing collection.