Sarnia-Lambton Rebound is thrilled to announce that a $15,001.00 donation from the Canada Post Community Foundation in support of their Rebound Rocks | Musical Therapeutic Youth Program.

Rebound expanded programming in January 2018 to provide youth with more access to the Expressive Arts, which included the introduction of a music therapy program called Rebound Rocks. It’s designed for youth, ages 12 to 18, to learn music, life skills, increase their self-confidence and respect while being engaged in their community. Rebound designed this program to foster resilience, encourage self-confidence and provide the creative outlet through which youth can experience the therapeutic benefit of music.

“In light of the restraints and changes that COVID-19 has inflicted on everyone this year, Rebound is delighted to be the recipient of this generous gift, it’s absolutely amazing!” stated Stephanie Hyde, Rebound Rocks Program Coordinator.

Throughout 2019, Rebound Rocks performed at nearly 20 events across Sarnia-Lambton including: Rebound’s Hearts for Youth Gala and AGM, Brigden Fair, Do It For Sarnia with the Trews, Battle of the Bands, Bluewater Borderfest, Rainbow Crosswalk fundraiser, Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Awards and the GetOut of the Garage Concert Series. All of this experience and exposure has resulted in significant increase in the confidence level of the youth, sense of pride for all involved, as well as rapid growth of the program.

“This grant donation is a major boost to a program that receives no government funding,” stated Carrie McEachran, Executive Director. McEacharan added, “The money will be utilized to purchase equipment, program materials, advertising and promotion, as well as food and beverage and team building.”

Rebound’s Mission is ‘to be a caring partner in the successful development of youth’ and has positively supported and served over 40,000 youth throughout Sarnia-Lambton since 1984. We currently operate 21 different programs and serve youth between the ages of 8 to 24 with rural offices in Forest and Petrolia. Sarnia Lambton Rebound is nationally accredited and recognized for its programming, and has been awarded an unprecedented 12 Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for excellence in the delivery of Social Services.