Monday, July 26 at 7:00pm
There is no formal music education nor organized ensemble singing in the juvenile correctional system in the U.S. The healing and therapeutic power of music is well documented. Ensemble singing is transformative and helps build cooperation and community.
Power of Harmony is an anti-recidivism program that introduces music to youth in juvenile correctional facilities as a medium to channel creative talents, introduce its therapeutic impact, encourage a positive, cooperative spirit, and establish singing as a core personal and community asset.
This Common Ground session explores the cultivation of a MENTORSHIP program as part of Power of Harmony to support and work with the youth inside, AND when they return to society.
The expectation is that exposure to, and participation in, ensemble singing will enrich the lives of those who participate and serve as a positive component in their lives and experience ‘inside’ and their successful transition into life ‘on the outside’.