Janie’s Story

It’s not hard to understand why 13-year-old, Janie, struggles with managing her anger. Her dad has been in prison for several years, and all Janie wants is for him to come home. 

At the Music Clubhouse, Janie was given the opportunity to write a song about her dad and to express her vision of what life will be like when he’s released. She worked all summer long creating the right beat, writing the lyrics that properly conveyed her feelings, and recording the finished track. 

At the end of the summer, Janie was able to perform this deeply personal song in front of her entire family. It was a transformative experience, and everyone was so proud of how Janie channeled her anger into a creative outlet.

After the performance, Janie approached her Music Clubhouse director. “Thank you for helping me express myself!” she said.