Who We Are?

About us

Our 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization was founded upon the ideal that all children regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, or gender deserve the opportunity to participate in an affordable comprehensive orchestral training program within their community. A participant will never be turned away for lack of an instrument or inability to pay.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to serve families living in North Carolina communities where access to orchestral instruction is limited or does not exist. We will achieve our mission by providing expert orchestral instruction and access to instruments to families in the communities that we serve.  


Our vision is to serve as the epicenter for investment, engagement, collaboration, and partnership within our communities. We will make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve by creating a pathway for our students to successfully matriculate from our program to institutions of higher learning and beyond. 

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Diane Boufedji

Diane Boufedji

Diane Boufedji has had students in WFCYO since 2020 and is also a parent volunteer. Her oldest daughter Laila, 16 years old, has played viola since first grade and Alia, 8 years old, started learning viola with WFCYO at age 6.  Diane had learned piano, violin and clarinet growing up but didn’t keep playing after high school.  She always appreciated the importance of learning to read music and playing an instrument and has wanted to pass that onto her daughters. She found WFCYO when they were transitioning from public school to homeschooling and thought it would be a great fit for their family. Her oldest had been part of an orchestra program for eight years and she wanted Laila to continue to grow in her talents. WFCYO is a unique organization because they encourage the parents to also learn to play an instrument. Diane found this as the perfect opportunity to learn cello and play alongside her daughters in the orchestra.