The number of minorities in classical orchestras is shockingly low. Project Step hopes to change that.

“In classical American orchestras, only five percent of its population is black or Latino,” said Gabriella Sanna, Project Step’s executive director. “That number does not represent the society we live in.”

The Boston-based organization recruits black and Latino students from the Greater Boston area in kindergarten and mentors them in string instruments through their high school graduation.

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