Hello everyone! We are a music and career planning program that works to interupt the cycles of violence and incarcertion that faces our communities. While we started as a music program for youth who are incarcerated we have grown to run over 6 free programs throughout Philadelphi for students who have had their voices silenced by either a lack of exposure to music programs or have been impacted by violence. In our programming we serve varying groups of students including victims of violence, youths with incarcerated loved ones, are currently on In Home Detention, or are incarcerated. We have taught over 350 students throughout our history and have helped our youths learn instruments, form bands, write their own songs, and perform in shows where they are celebrated by their community and can build up their self efficacy. We also offer programs for students to learn from professional audio engineers and MCs how to become producers and record their own original music. Once our students have found ways to express their emotions in positive and healthy ways, we work to help them realize their immense capabilities and explore different career fields through informational interviews with leaders in the industry. The funds we are seeking for our giving drive will help us pay for our space in West Philadelphia and support our programs throughout the city including our work in our North Philadelphia Program. Please check out 6ABC's story on us to learn more or look at our website to see more about what we do.