MUSIC Matters, At it Again

MUSIC Matters at it again:


MUSIC Matters, a prominent student-run non-profit organization at the University of Michigan, is stepping up its game yet again this year. Perhaps most notably, MUSIC Matters is known for producing SpringFest, the largest social impact lifestyle festival in the country. This past year, the SpringFest: Night was attended by over 4,000 people and headlined by rappers 2 Chainz, Lil Yachty, and Desiigner.


But what people may not know is that ‘MUSIC’ stands for Michigan Undergrads Serving in the Community. Aiming to help as many people as possible, MUSIC Matters donated all of its SpringFest proceeds to its first ever summer camp program, MOvE. The Michigan Overnight Experience brought 35 students from a charter school in Dearborn to the U of M campus to learn about the college application process and the college experience.


That was not enough for MUSIC Matters, so they decided to create their newest social venture initiative: the CoMMunity Partnership, in which one social impact-oriented student organization here at the University of Michigan will partner with MUSIC Matters throughout the year. After a lengthy application process, three organizations with philanthropic goals and values pitched their cause at a MUSIC Matters club-wide meeting in order to win the grant and partnership.


This year, the winner is Books For A Benefit! Their mission is to foster an appreciation and understanding of the benefits of literacy. They aim to support their surrounding community by increasing access to books and other academic resources in fun and interesting ways that will stimulate the kids. They understand reading as essential to a solid foundation to education, but also as a form of self-expression and as a staple in adolescents’ lives.


Congratulations to Books For A Benefit! They will receive a $2,500 grant from MUSIC Matters, a prime booth to showcase themselves at SpringFest 2018, volunteer help from MUSIC Matters members, and features in their marketing and social media campaigns. Be sure to check out this groundbreaking social venture and think about applying with your student organization next year! As always, look out for information about this year’s SpringFest and get your tickets early!