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Where's My Music? Reaching At-Risk Youth Through Music Education and Community Engagement Concerts

Award Information

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Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,000)

The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.

The Pasadena Symphony Association's "Where's My Music?!" is a series of community events called "Random Acts of Music" in sites accessible to at-risk youths in the community, hosted by the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, and the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra. This program is designed to make at-risk youth aware of opportunities available to them to listen to and perform music as a part of their daily lives. Performers interact directly with children, encouraging them to take up instruments through the newly formed Pasadena Music Education Partnership Initiative, (not a formal part of this proposal), a consortium of music education providers in the Pasadena area, facilitated by the Pasadena Symphony Association. Pasadena Symphony representatives and other Partnership member organizations will be available to sign children up for these programs, and to answer any questions about the programs, or about including music in their lives. The Pasadena Symphony Association will report on performance measures such as number of youth served, number of youth completing program requirements and number of youth who offend or reoffend to OJJDP. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 5, 2010