Music=Life....and can even Save some people's lives!
According to LAPD chief Michel Moore, there was a "37% increase, in 2021, in the murders attributed to street gangs." He also reported that during the first 12 days of 2021 there were "19 homicides, which is more than twice the amount in 2020." "12 of those 19 are believed to be involved in gangs or are gang related." The County and City of Los Angeles are the "gang capital" of the nation, according to the LAPD, with over 450 active gangs. In those gangs are a total of over 45,000 gang members combined. In 2020, there was about a 10% high school dropout rate for socioeconomically disadvantaged youth and a 25% high school dropout rate for foster youth. This is so sad. :(
Mobile Music Command is a non-profit (501c3) organization that was created out of a passion to give under privileged youth a chance at life, by giving them music opportunities they wouldn't normally have, because they can't afford them; beginning with classes in song writing and recording. I am a singer, musician, and music therapist who has been working with under privileged youth, in residential treatment and the foster care system, for several years, and I've seen, first hand, the life changing effects music can have on them. So many of them have been conditioned to fail and getting involved in music brings them success, for example, Wow!I wrote and recorded this song, which leads to so many more amazing benefits! Keep reading to find out! :)
I struggled to fit in, when I was in high school, and music gave me a sense of belonging and raised my self-worth. It changed me, it moved me. Music is my passion and I want to share it with everyone! Youth who get involved in gangs often have turbulent home lives, don't feel like they belong, and come from low income families, so resort to finding another family and other ways to belong and make money.
According to research, music instills a sense of belonging ( a second family) and helps youth form social connection, over a positive common interest. Music also builds self-worth/self-esteem, elevates mood, improves focus and increases brain efficiency (and improves performance in school), improves motivation and self-expression, and has so many more benefits! SUCCESS!
Music is a release valve for the pressure these youth exist under. They can come write and record what's inside of them; the pain and emotions that are going on in their head. I would rather they release it here, than on the street.
Please help Mobile Music Command purchase much needed music equipment, so we can touch the lives of underprivilged youth!! Thank you. :)