Brookdale Buddies

Pen Pal

Our group provides some human spirit support to those residents at Brookdale Senior Center who don't have family who are supporting them in this way. When someone signs up, we assign them a resident and give them the resident's name and the Brookdale address where the resident is located. We ask that you send them 2 letters, cards, or notes a month. Right now, we have a list of 20 residents who would love to get some friendly correspondence. They are in need of attention and support. 


Brookdale Buddies Jam 

Our hope is that in the future, we can take small music groups to go play for the residents again. Brookdale has a nice courtyard, so as soon as its safe to do so, we will return there to entertain the residents. 

Soldier's Songs and Voices

Free songwriting, creative writing, music business, and music workshops for veterans. 

The OYOU has teamed up with The Bugle Boy to provide complimentary workshops to veterans online. Workshops with the "Bugle Boy" by them are free for veterans. 


The Bugle Boy

(Free Program – All Levels)

Creative Outlet for Those that Serve

Coming together, writing songs and playing guitar brings healing and camaraderie to many area Veterans & military personnel.


“I got my hand injured, and thought I would never even play guitar again, and then things started coming together, Suddenly I am meeting famous song writers, and they are saying that I can write. The VA repaired my hand, and now thanks to all this coming together, through God and Soldiers Songs I have written about forty songs, and performed a few live on stage.” 

- Rick Schultze, USA


As the La Grange, TX chapter of Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites Veterans (anyone who served in any branch of the military at any time, including National Guard and Reserves) and active duty military personnel to participate in our FREE Guitar/Songwriting workshops led by professional musicians. All levels from beginners to experienced are welcome to gather and share their music. 


Team OYOU Volunteers

Please consider joining Team OYOU by volunteering your time! Our volunteers are the cornerstone in which the rest of our organization is built. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Dedicating your time as a volunteer also helps you make new friends, expand your social network, and boost your social skills. Please review our events and check out dates for the opportunities you’re interested in. While some opportunities allow you to arrive and depart anytime, many of our events are project based and require specific dates of commitment.


Volunteer Registration Form

Please tell us a little about yourself and your interests in joining Team OYOU as a volunteer. 

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