MVM youth putting on a guitar clinic at a recent student showcase
MVM crew with Beyonce's guitarist Bibi McGill at MVM's 3rd Anniversary Celebration
Older students attend leadership training and become teachers at our rock camps
Rocking the classroom at Kinnaman Elementary
Writing Lyrics at Summer Rock Camp
Mentorship Students performing live to over 250 people at MVM IV
My Voice Music is a nonprofit organization that engages marginalized youth in music and performance in order to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression.
By partnering with local alternative schools and other non-profit agencies we provide free music programs in areas where needs are high but funding for services is low.
All of our services are provided for free, or at a "pay what you can afford" rate, to the youth we serve. Instruments, instruction and funding are provided through the generous support of our community, volunteers and partnerships.
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DURING 2012 MY VOICE MUSIC:
GREW - our service reach from 500 to 1,000 youth served annually, our annual cash revenue from $63,000 to $109,500, our volunteer base from 50 to nearly 100 volunteers annually
THRIVED - Students performed with Roger Waters at the Rose Garden, live on-air at KZME Radio and on Fox 12 Good Morning, on stage at key Portland venues and released the 2nd Annual MVM Student Compilation CD.
EXCELLED - MVM was featured as one of eight organizations throughout the state of Oregon providing innovative and effective after-school programming by OregonASK.
"...the first time I performed on stage I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do with my life...It's just one of the most amazing feelings ever... It's like the only place where I really feel I belong." - Cassia -- read full interview and listen to Cassia's music