- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- January 26, 2023
MISSION + VISION
Rock to the Future supports positive youth development and economic empowerment through free, student-driven music programs for Philadelphia youth.
We envision that all youth in Philadelphia will have access to the life-changing benefits of our transformative music programs.
Rock to the Future's unique program model focuses on equity, strengths-based youth development, centering youth voices, and an extensive network of strategic partnerships.
♪ Located in areas impacted by disinvestment and systems of oppression including under-resourced schools, community locations, and juvenile justice centers
♪ No cost for students to participate
♪ No auditions required - beginners are welcome!
♪ All instruments and supplies provided
♪ Meals and transportation provided
♪ Support provided in English and Spanish
♪ Focus on original songwriting, peer collaboration, and live performance
♪ Student-driven - youth are included in decision making and program design
♪ Designed with trauma informed approaches, restorative practices, and anti-violence strategies
♪ Pathways to professional careers - mentoring, academic, college and grades readiness, paid internship and skill development opportunities
♪ Supporting the whole individual and family through connections with resources like health, housing, and food security