Today I want to point you to an organization that I discovered a couple of weeks ago.
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, and
These people are doing something very cool. They offer free music lessons at a cool place called Cave9 (and some other places), situated in a not so good part of town where families just can't afford music lessons. And they put together youth orchestras for anybody and everybody to participate together. Music really does bring people together, and these people are DOING something about what they believe. Check out their websites and blogs and be inspired!