YMF has developed specialized programs in partnership with values-aligned school-based, and community service organizations and offices. These programs address specific needs such addressing dearth of of representation in the workplace for women, especially women of color, and strengthened sense of identity and the ability to transform challenging experiences into social capital for students who have recently emigrated.
for Homeboy IndustriesMade possible through the vision of legendary songwriter Mike Stoller, Music Heals is a trauma-informed, therapeutically-based music immersion experience designed the formerly gang-involved, recently incarcerated men and women from Homeboy Industries.
9th-12th GradeA program for high school in partnership with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office. Students learn the technology and science of producing and recording music, and real-world skills such as proper use of workstations, microphones, audio interfaces.
7th-12th GradeDeveloped in partnership the Compton Unified School District’s English as A Second Language team, the Newcomer’s Program English Language Acquisition and Immersion program provides robust language development through engaging, structured music instruction that embodies the cultural and linguistic diversity of Newcomer students.