Music & Youth partners with successful youth development organizations who want to provide a high impact, sustainable music program for their teens. We focus our resources on nonprofit organizations that serve economically underserved youth.

Music Clubhouse Program

Partners that create and sustain a Music Clubhouse or Studio Clubhouse adhere to a set of guidelines that define the size and design of their music facility, equipment, staffing, and programming. Music & Youth provides these organizations with multi-year matching grants to help them establish their program. We also provide an equipment grant to help defray part of the initial start-up costs. Clubhouse partners make a substantial strategic commitment to sustain the program beyond the Music & Youth funding period. Music & Youth makes a firm commitment to deliver programming support to all our partners on an ongoing basis, to support their ability to have a positive impact on the youth they serve.

Clubhouse Partners

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston – Boston, MA, in the following communities:
    • Berkshires Partners Blue Hill Club – Dorchester, MA
    • Charlestown Club – Charlestown, MA
    • Edgerley Family South Boston Club – South Boston, MA
    • Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club – Chelsea, MA
    • Mattapan Teen Center – Mattapan, MA
    • Orchard Gardens Club – Roxbury, MA
    • Yawkey Club of Roxbury – Roxbury, MA
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester – Boston, MA
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell – Lowell, MA
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Greater Tarrant County – Fort Worth, TX
    • Eastside Branch
    • North Fort Worth Branch
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South – Brockton, MA
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick – Warwick, RI
  • Hyde Square Task Force – Boston, MA
  • Malden YMCA – Malden, MA
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA – Lawrence,  MA
    • Lawrence YMCA – Lawrence, MA
    • Methuen YMCA – Methuen, MA
  • Sociedad Latina – Boston, MA
  • Waltham Boys & Girls Club – Waltham, MA
  • West End House Boys and Girls Club – Boston, MA

Music Catalyst Program

Music & Youth is proud to support after-school music programs in organizations that have a proven track record of youth development. We have provided seed funding and actively supported the development of music programming through our Music Catalyst Program.

Catalyst Program Recipients

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany – Albany, NY
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware – Newark, DE
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
  • South Shore YMCA’s Germantown Neighborhood Center – Quincy, MA
  • YMCA of Metro North – Lynn, MA

Corporate, University, and Foundation Support

The Music & Youth Initiative would like to thank its corporate and university partners as well as our foundation support for their role in the continuing success of the Clubhouse programs!