Music Changing Lives Seeks to Empower Our Youth & Serve Surrounding Communities
San Bernardino, CA Ongoing Programs – With nearly 25 years of service, Music Changing Lives (MCL) has made it its ultimate goal to offer the highest quality music and art enrichment programs to underprivileged and at-risk youth. MCL serves children and youth ages 5 to 19, helps them improve their chances of achieving a positive and successful future, and helps transform them into active and knowledgeable civic participants.
MCL aims to engage musically and artistically talented individuals to stay in school and focus on their education for their future, by providing key programs including music, art, film, tutoring, civic engagement and financial literacy as incentives. Music Changing Lives aims to continue to change students’ negative perception of school.
“Arts experiences boost critical thinking, teaching students to take the time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world. The arts provide challenges for learners at all levels. Art education connects students with their own culture as well as with the wider world.” – Americans for the Arts
We operate out of several locations to improve access to the students we serve. To serve students’ developing needs, MCL developed a coalition entitled Production Over Power, (POP), a community collaborative that focuses on establishing partnerships with corporations and service providers that offer programs to help fulfill the advancement in the needs of our youth and their surrounding communities. No matter the program or location, however, the MCL experience remains the same.
When our children and teens thrive, it positively impacts every one of us – in our homes, schools, communities, and workplaces.