What Students Have to Say

Below, you will find just a few examples of the ways our students describe the program. In short, this is why we do the work we do!

“(Songwriting) just lets go whatever feeling you feel inside and like, it’s just like…it puts a little box away…just, put it away on the top shelf, where you can’t reach it. And it felt good.” (Veronica, 9th Grade Student)

“…when we were working it was like, we just made a perfect team. It was just like, he had the beat and I had the lyrics and it just like, it went together.” (Jesus, 11th Grade, speaking about his mentor)

“At one point, I wasn’t really confident about my talent and she made me view that in a different way. Like she…I don’t know how to explain it. She made me think different…She made me think that I am better than what I used to think.” (Madeline, 10th Grade)

“When I first started this program, I was kind of quiet and I didn’t like singing in front of people and it like, opened me up.” (Nyjia, 10th Grade)

“This program actually offers, to like actually be something that…not a superstar but basically like, in a process of becoming a superstar.” (Jesus, 11th Grade)

Ramsey                          Nyjiah 3