WHAT A DAY!
The Worldwide Day of Gratitude exceeded the wildest expectations of organizers in the YOUnison project.
Some quick highlights:
Thirty countries were involved including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the United States.
This truly was a global event!
If you have not looked at any of the posts you can see the twitter feed here:
And you can visit to follow the conversation page to see all the social media posts:
One of the favorite stories of the day of YOUnison co-founder and USBands alumnus, Andrew Morrison, came from his hometown! https://youtu.be/UEI82xKWGMA
Andrew added in his comment, "In the meantime, on behalf of the ENTIRE YOUnsion team let me extend to you OUR GRATITUDE for your tremendous support for this effort. As education, specifically music education changes and adapts going forward, remember, we are all in this together!"
First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic were honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison.
Music has long served as a unifying force during challenging times. For Worldwide Day of Gratitude, teachers and students of all ages, as well as the general public, are invited to learn and share the iconic Bill Withers song, “Lean on Me,” which has emerged as a rallying cry for the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The effort put forth by the first responders and healthcare workers has been incredibly inspiring to so many around the world,” said Andrew E. Morrison, co-founder of YOUnison, a studentcentered community empowering YOU to achieve musical excellence based around selfdirected learning, creativity and collaboration. “To show our gratitude, teachers, students, and people of all ages can use the power of music and the arts to unite to honor these amazing heroes.”
The Worldwide Day of Gratitude has attracted the attention and collaboration from the leading organizations in music and education, including Arts Ed NJ, CMA Foundation, D’Addario Foundation, Drum Corp International, Grammy Museum, Grammy Music Education Coalition, Hal Leonard Corporation, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Little Kids Rock, Music for All, Music Service Learning, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, NAMM Foundation, Noteflight, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, Save The Music Foundation, SpreadMusicNow, Teach Rock, USBands, Yamaha and YOUnison.
About YOUnison A student-centered community empowering YOU to achieve musical excellence based around self-directed learning, creativity, and collaboration. YOUnison’s mission is to redefine lifelong individual development through music, leadership and social-emotional learning. Learn more at www.younison.org or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.