In May 1991, the Pleasant Valley School District (PVSD) Board eliminated funding for the music program. In response, concerned volunteers, parents, teachers and community members formed the independent, nonprofit Save Our Kids’ Music (SOKM) to fund music education for the youth of Camarillo. SOKM is proud of its 20-year-plus partnership with PVSD. The District administers the programs, hires the music teachers, and determines the curriculum.
In 2010, SOKM was selected by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce as the Service Organization of the Year. The Camarillo Council of PTA’s presented Save Our Kids’ Music with an Honorary Service Award in 2009 “in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth.”
SOKM was also the recipient of the Camarillo Council of PTAs 2013 Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA). This award is given to recognize, as the most prestigious of the Honorary Service Awards, an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community.
The all-volunteer Save Our Kids’ Music is a 501(c)(3) California Non-Profit Organization and our Tax I.D. is #77-0409136. All donations to SOKM are tax deductible.
Save Our Kids’ Music
P. O. Box 2244
Camarillo CA 93011
805-744-SOKM • 805-744-7656