I don’t often use this space to promote things outside of my own ideas, but I want to make an exception and ask you to join me in supporting The Bridge Music Project. I’ve signed on to be a table captain and I’m looking for 8-10 people who will join me, each donating $100 (or what you can, but $100 each is the goal).
If you can’t join me that night, you can pledge $100 and I’ll collect it and deliver it in your name at the reception. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone/text at 360.292.0565 if you’d like to attend or pledge.
The Bridge began as a program of Community Youth Services and is now its own 501(C)3 organization. The money we raise at this reception will be used exclusively to fund the 8-week youth songwriting workshop this fall. So, your $100 can go a long way towards our goal of raising $8500 to cover this year’s workshops.
Watch this short documentary about the workshop:
About the event:
And here’s some general info about The Bridge Music Project:
BASICALLY… The Bridge is a Hip-Hop songwriting workshop for youth between the ages of 14 and 19. Over the course of eight weeks, participants will learn how to write, produce, and perform their own original Hip-Hop song. Through mentoring youth in songwriting, the program equips them with tools for self-expression and understanding that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
“The founding principle behind this program is self-understanding. We believe through giving youth an outlet to better express and understand themselves this awareness will transfer to other aspects of their life such as school and peer interactions. We promote teamwork by having our youth work in a collaborative environment where students are encouraged to work together and share ideas. We also fill a much-needed gap in our community of extracurricular activities involving music.”
I hope you’ll join me, or pledge to support, this amazing organization that empowers low-income youth to BE themselves and EXPRESS themselves.