Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Support youth during out-of-school time activities
Founded in Miami in 2008, the Miami Music Project’s goal is to empower kids in underserved communities to reach their full potential and to positively impact society. The organization’s key program is the Children’s Orchestra, which operates through after-school programs in five low-income Miami neighborhoods. The project offers multiple programs, including the Children's Orchestra, Summer Camp, and Orchestra Boot Camp. The Summer Camp transitioned to online classes during the pandemic.
Web site: https://miamimusicproject.org/
Lead organization partners: Miami Music Project, Miami Dade County Public Schools
Kinds of organization: Direct Service Non-profit Organization, School/School District
Participant population: Youth (Ages 14-17 or Grades 9-12), Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)
Youth development support targetted: Arts/Crafts/Artistic Expression
Primary funding source: Individual Contributions, Private Philanthropic Foundation
SUPPORT DETAILS: INITIATIVE, PROGRAM, SERVICE
Timeframe: Summer 2020
Total capacity: 350
Health and safety: Not applicable; We are not providing in-person supports.
How do you address inequity?
"The whole idea is about using music to bring social development … to kids with the greatest needs,” said Miami Music Project President Anna Klimala. Music helps them develop skills that will lead them to be successful, she said. The program and the musical instruments are provided for free. It challenges the prevailing system in which classical musicians are mostly white and mostly men.
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