Building life skills by Building Beats
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Building Beats is a non-profit organization that fundraises for DJ and music education programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership and life skills.
We believe in #artrepreneurship. We believe in the the idea of using art to develop and build entrepreneurship skills. The skills to become a DJ are also the skills to run a business, to become a leader, to change the world. Our vision is a world where everyone can realize their creative potential to make a difference in their community. We partner with organizations and programs to help us push forward this vision. Our partners implement DJ and music programs to help improve not only the student's musical background, but self-esteem, creative thinking, and collaborative thinking. 100% of the contributions raised go towards supporting programs that allow students to express themselves through art and music while developing personal skills that will help propel students to a brighter future. Building life skills through Building Beats.
Building Beats Workshops 2013
Recap of our work in 2013.
In partnership with Today's Future Sound and World Up, Building Beats was able to provide a 3-day workshop for students at P.S. 2 in Chinatown to make their own beats and for many of the students, the opportunity to experiment with music making for the first time. Listen to our DJs and instructors describe the importance of the workshop and the work we do. All of the music used in this video was made by the students and instructors in the workshops.
A recap of our workshop in the Bronx at community center, The Point, in collaboration with Today's Future Sound, World Up, and Beats, Rhymes and Life.
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of your contributions go towards the programs. Grants and other contributions help support our overhead.
14th Street Y
The 14th Street Y is a thriving and dynamic community center located in the heart of the East Village.
New York, NY
Bridging Education and Art Together’s (B.E.A.T.) mission is to transform the lives of youth in under-served areas through engaging, exciting and culturally relevant music, dance and writing programs which include beatboxing, B-boying/B-girling (breakdance), music production/composition, and creative writing.
New York, NY
Today's Future Sound
Today’s Future Sound uses music production and media arts as vehicles through which to empower youth as artists and community members while fostering their well-being as individuals.
Phi Pham (Phi Unit)
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Building Beats is a registered non-profit organization based in New York City. Copyright 2013.