Free Music and Mental Health Program

Our Rising Stars program combines the power, joy, and beauty of music-making with immediate access to mental health counseling and mentoring. This comprehensive after-school and summer camp program includes private and group music lessons, homework assistance, spiritual development, art classes, and mental health mentoring and counseling.

Rising Stars Program

Music Lessons

Weekly private and group lessons are taught by qualified music instructors.

Mental Health Mentoring

Students receive social-emotional learning classes and immediate access to mental health counselors.

Enrichment Classes

Homework assistance, art classes, and spiritual development classes are provided.


Instruments (new & used) are provided for our students by community members and donations.


Students participate in several performances for their peers, parents, and community.

Who’s Eligible?

School District of Lancaster Students in grades 1-12.

Important Dates

Enrollment is open throughout the year.

Key Information Needed

At least one parent’s incarceration information is required for admission the program.

Enroll a Student in the Rising Stars Program

The Rising Stars program is open to children ages 6-17 in Lancaster, PA. Visit our enrollment page for more information.


Summer Program

Our summer camp meets daily Monday – Thursday, providing music instruction, enrichment classes, and mentoring. It culminates in several community performances.


Summer Camp

Our Rising Stars Sponsors

We’d like to thank The High Foundation, LMC Legacy Foundation, and D’Addario Foundation for supporting SWAN’s Rising Stars program.

D'Addario Foundation