To provide instruments and intensive ensemble music instruction to low-income children.
To empower youth in partnership with adults to create community change, and to utilize the Youth Empowerment Model to empower youth in their local and state advocacy efforts.
To empower, educate and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and agender youth to become confident and vital members of our community.
YTL (Youth Transformed for Life) Training supports disenfranchised communities as they strive to succeed in an inequitable system. As educators, mentors, advocates, and neighbors we create bridges for children and families to overcome the current gaps of disparity. We are guardians of the rights of children and their families, and we will make sure all community members are informed of those rights. By meeting community members where they are, physically and emotionally, we will earn their trust and offer tools they can choose to employ as they work towards prosperity. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate a contagious community of compassion in which all human beings are guaranteed access to proper education, health services, safety, and economic stability.
To enhance the quality of life for the residents of North Carolina through five focus areas: community economic development; the environment; pre-collegiate education; social justice and equity; and democracy and civic engagement.