“Everybody still remembers their third grade teacher or camp counselor but I never thought I’d be one of those people.  I know that years from now these kids are going to look back and they’re going to remember me as their friend!”

Using music as a vehicle, mentors engage youth in their community, teaching them to become responsible young men and women and encouraging them to make healthy decisions for their lives beyond the Music Clubhouse. Much more than a music instructor, mentors make a difference by lending a listening ear and offering caring advice to teens that are struggling with peer pressure, academic and social struggles or difficulties at home.

If you are looking for an opportunity to use your musical talent to inspire a young person, please consider these options to get involved with Music & Youth Initiative:

Become a Mentor (weekly or monthly)

  • Play music with students or help them practice
  • Build “big brother or big sister” relationships and clarify musical and life goals
  • Help students build self-esteem and motivation

Teach a one-time master class or workshop

  • Lessons on instruments, music production, performance or music business
  • Have your band perform a special concert

Read how these mentors are making a difference