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These Kids Jam!

Friday, September 28th, 2007


I’d like to introduce you to three talented, terrific kids (and likely future entrepreneurs): Chase Shepherd (11), John Parducci (10) and Conor Range (10), all fifth graders at Grand View Elementary School in Manhattan Beach, California.

They weren’t tough to spot. In fact, they could be heard for several blocks as they played their music during rush hour on a local street corner today — complete with a hand-made sign — and collected donations to benefit their school. The three gave credit to their music teacher, Ms. Amy Johnson, for inspiring them.

How much did they raise? After the first half hour, the take was "$10 — plus one lady gave us a Euro."

I felt inspired to feature them on Parent Talk because it was just so darned refreshing to see kids outside, making music, raising funds for a good cause and having  great time — without a TV or a video game in sight. Way to go, guys. (And you sounded good, too.)

Ms. Johnson, thanks for inspiring these kids and many others. Conor, John and Chase, thanks for making this mom’s day.