Overview > The ELMA Music Foundation > Music & Youth Development

Focus Area: 
Music and Youth Development

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We succeed when music programming is used effectively to advance youth development. Our Investments in this Focus Area are concentrated in South Africa, and The United States.

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We invest in organizations implementing these approaches:

  • Increase access to high-quality, community-based music and youth development programming.

  • Actively engage music participants with youth-oriented social services.

  • Engage with a community of comprehensive youth development centers that collectively advance music and youth development practices

  • Deploy measurement tools to better assess the effect of music programs on youth development outcomes

We measure these outcomes to assess our impact:

  • Increase access to high-quality, community-based music and youth development programming.

  • Actively engage music participants with youth-oriented social services.

  • Engage with a community of comprehensive youth development centers that collectively advance music and youth development practices

  • Deploy measurement tools to better assess the effect of music programs on youth development outcomes

 
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The Music & Youth Development Alliance, (MYDA) is a nation-wide coalition of community-based organizations that use music as a youth development tool

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Current Investments

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