The Cowan Community Center welcomes and gladly accepts donations or gifts that support the work we do:
The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School Scholarship Fund provides full scholarships based on family need and memorial scholarships which recognize outstanding student achievement. Through scholarships, we seek to assure that any Kentucky child who wants to learn mountain music will get that opportunity, regardless of family income. To date, the school has provided over 400 scholarships. The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School also partners with Appalshop’s Passing the Pick & Bow program which provides after-school instruction in fiddle, guitar and banjo at elementary and middle schools in Letcher and Knott Counties. These students are offered full scholarships to the music school.
We have seen these programs have two very positive outcomes: students of music achieve greater academic success, and they are less likely to become involved in the serious problem of drug abuse. We are committed to passing on our traditional music because it has the power to reconnect communities, to connect children with their heritage, to foster a sense of place.
The Teaching Assistant Program provides the opportunity for young people to begin learning to teach old time music by assisting an experienced faculty member during the week of the music school. It is our hope that this will expand the availability of confident and skilled old time music teachers across the state.
More Cowan Creek Day Camps are on the way! In 2017 in addition to the music school, we will also offer:
The Dorothy Miles Art Camp, June 12-16. Led by visual artist Debra Fields and other local artists, students can look forward to painting, basket making, sculpture and much more.
The Cowan Creek Food and Farm Camp, July 10-14 ,will offer hands-on fun in the garden, field trips to local farms and cooking with just-picked veggies.
The Cowan Creek Science Camp, July 17-21, will let kids explore their big world. Look forward to hands-on stream biology, a first look through a microscope, and lots of amazing experiments. We are proud to partner with the East Kentucky Science Center to offer enrichment in science for Letcher County kids.
Your tax-deductible donation to the Cowan Community Center helps make these programs possible.
Cowan Community Action Group, Inc.
81 Sturgill Branch
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Cowan Community Action Group, Inc., the governing body for the Cowan Community Center and all of its activities, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and your gifts are tax deductible. You will receive an acknowledgement of your gift. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the center.