Vision & MissionVision: Playing to possibility: creating real possibility for all EPA youth for academic and life success through collective music and digital(multimedia) performance.Mission: Youth-driven live music and multimedia performance empowering disadvantaged youth with grit: preventing high school drop-outs / positively impacting high-school drop-out rates by empowering youth with grit/ teaching non-cognitive skills (non-cognitive skill formation). Providing experiential opportunities for youth to develop grit: motivation, perseverance and determination (tenacity), trustworthinessTransformation through performance/artistic processWhole child development vs. No Child Left Behind.
Values• Grit - persevere regardless of talent (Gladwell) That’s what’s missing in academic success.• Community- human to human connection through performing arts• Performance-(self-exploration/expression, creativity) opportunity to discover what one is capable of and to experience success• Worth- We believe all young people are capable of building a worthwhile life when given .
Our StoryWhat we want to put in the world, why doing it, what’s intervention that addresses needs of program
Who we are• Teenage youth from the Ravenswood City School District Area• Staff