Everyone could use a mentor. That’s why we came up with the idea of spokespeople for the Coalition, neatly named ‘Champions for Music Education’. Our Champions program started in 2005 when a group of musicians gave voice to a series of public service announcements that focused on personal messages about the importance of music education. In 2007 we broadened our focus to include community leaders who recognized that their success was, in part, due to a music education. Champions are people from all walks of life who are ready and willing to testify to the power of music and the joy it can give to everyone.