MUSICMAKESMUSIC is a nonprofit organization that is designed to educate, motivate, and inspire teenagers to: Live a drug free life. Get involved with music. Continue their educations. MUSICMAKESMUSIC provides hope and direction to teens struggling with many youth related issues including depression, bullying, self-harm, eating disorders and addiction. We do this by traveling to middle schools and high schools throughout the country and implementing our Two Day School Program.
MUSICMAKESMUSIC’s Two Day School Program is a motivational assembly presented as a full-production rock concert. Each performance utilizes 200+ students: those enrolled in music classes (band, choir, orchestra) perform with MUSICMAKESMUSIC’s ambassador musicians on stage; student journalists are given backstage access for an invaluable reporting experience; and the stage crew gains first-hand experience producing a live show. During the assembly, the entire student body receives messages encouraging them to be drug free, get involved with music, and continue their educations. Later, MUSICMAKESMUSIC’s ambassador musicians interact one-on-one in classrooms and at lunch. After our visit, teens stay involved through social networking programs, which provides safe, positive reinforcement of our core messages.
To date, MUSICMAKESMUSIC has educated more than 300,000 teenagers in roughly 370 schools. In exit surveys given to hundreds of students, the following data was collected:
- 68% of teenagers claimed they were less likely to get involved with drugs compared to before the MUSICMAKESMUSIC assembly.
- 37% of students who were already involved with music reported that the MUSICMAKESMUSIC assembly increased their desire to stay involved with music.
- 47% of students agreed that the MUSICMAKESMUSIC assembly helped them realize how important a good education is.
- 25% of students who were not already involved with music reported that they were more likely to get involved with in-school music programs after the MUSICMAKESMUSIC assembly.
Please help MUSICMAKESMUSIC continue our mission of educating, motivating, and inspiring teenagers through the power of the performing arts. All donations will go directly to bringing our Two Day School Program to as many schools as possible.