What We Do
We empower communities by providing creative opportunities for young minds to develop critical lifeskills and support systems and for children and families to build meaningful connections with one another.
We do this through enriching cultural programs that combine hands-on music and arts learning with exciting explorations of different cultures, traditions, and perspectives. We offer our programs through afterschool classes, family outreach initiatives, and community engagement activities.
We provide high-quality, enriching afterschool opportunities free of charge and onsite to children and families in communities with limited or no access to such programs. Our children’s programs focus on community engagement and youth development of critical lifeskills necessary for them to succeed in their professional and personal lives in the future.
We regularly provide family-oriented, kid-friendly arts and music classes, meet-ups, and workshops free and open to the broader Austin community. These activities provide fun opportunities for children and families to participate in the arts, engage in their local communities, and learn about different music, cultures, and traditions from around the world.
We support broader community engagement in the arts by creating resources and opportunities for local artists, musicians, and community members to share meaningful arts and music experiences with families and communities in Austin. Our programs encourage people to become more actively involved in endeavors that directly impact them and those close to them.
We believe music and the arts are a unique platform for growing minds to develop the critical skills and community connections necessary to be successful in today’s global society. Our enriching arts, music, and culture programs guide youth to cultivate a greater appreciation for diverse perspectives, help them develop confidence and skills in collaboration, leadership, and communication, and lead them to grow into thriving members of their communities.