Lighthouse Stories: Meet Alex

Alex Gamino is a teen who participated in Summer in the City. While performing at a Scholarship Award Reception, Alex was ‘discovered’ by one of our Board Members, Dr. Joel Kaplan, who was impressed by his musical ability. Dr. Kaplan was surprised to learn that Alex hadn’t had any formal training. Embodying the spirit of The Chicago Lighthouse, Dr. Kaplan offered to sponsor his music lessons at the School of Rock. In essence, Alex not only learned critical skills & made lifetime friendships in our Summer in the City Program, he became a confident Rock Star.

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