The positive impact of music engagement is measurable, tangible, and powerful. Research demonstrates the important role music-engagement focused youth development activities can play in offering youth the skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to overcome barriers and succeed in school and life. Youth not only develop healthier identities through music, but they have the potential to forge closer bonds to musical mentors and in doing so to be a part of the city’s important cultural legacy. In Memphis, innovation, like music, is in our blood. Thoughtful investments in high-quality music programming for our youth can help ensure the city’s development into a vibrant hub for living, learning, and growing.
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