Juvenile Justice

Inspiring focus and direction with beauty.

Begun in 2010 in partnership with Austin Independent School District and Travis County, Austin Classical Guitar developed the only for-credit arts class offered to incarcerated youth at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center. The impact of these classes has drawn national attention, including coverage on PBS NewsHour (watch here). Beginning in summer 2017, ACG’s Juvenile Justice programs expanded to serve non-incarcerated, court-involved youth as part of their case plans. If you are interested in joining us for a performance by the students at Gardner Betts, please email us and we’ll let you know about upcoming opportunities.


** Amplify Austin 2018 **


Amplify Austin is a city-wide, 24-hour fund drive held each year to raise money for non-profits in Austin. It will take place this year March 1st through 2nd.

Austin Classical Guitar is dedicating this year’s campaign to support our Juvenile Justice programs, including our classes at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center and our new initiative for court-involved youth in AISD.

CLICK HERE to visit our Amplify Austin campaign page and support this vital work.

We invite you to join us on Thursday March 1st, from 6 – 8 p.m., for a reception hosted by our friends at the Webber Family Foundation. There will be food and refreshments, time to visit, and a presentation by our education team about ACG’s work in the juvenile justice system. We’ll also hear from some special guests about the impact our programs have had on the young people they serve. There will be donation portals available as well, should you feel inspired to make a gift.

Please complete the RSVP form below if you would like to attend. We’ll send more details once we receive your confirmation.

Special thanks to the Webber Family Foundation for hosting this event, and for all of their generous support. 

Amplify Austin Reception RSVP

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ACG’s Juvenile Justice programs are supported in part by grants from