Youth develop presentational skills, increase capacity to express emotions and heal from adverse life experiences while telling a story and increasing competencies. The program also promotes access and opportunity to various parts of the music industry, performing, legal, technical, audio skills, video skills, editing, mixing, storytelling, etc.
In addition to workforce skills training, this program provides professional assistance to help create songs, poetry, performances, and productions, the youth can share with their family, and community helping to foster positive memories of being heard and healing. The process is powerful and breaks through barriers. Youth do not have to be defined by their trauma.
The work is restorative and helps youth to take responsibility for actions, understand harm they have caused, gives them opportunity to redeem themselves, and discourages them to cause further harm. They emerge with hope and focus to use skills learned to engage in work and life successfully.