About Beyond The Bars
Beyond the Bars focuses on providing positive and safe spaces where youth who have been impacted by violence or the incarceration system can express themselves. We work to create pathways into music throughout the city with our community partners. We run music programs with a number of anti-violence and trauma informed programs throughout the city where students have an opportunity to learn the basics of songwriting and recording. When students identify music as a passion we bring students into our transition team where students can receive further supports and lessons as they prepare to join one of our additional programs. Students can then join our Student Driven Music Academy or Practical Producer Program where they will have ongoing supports as they grow in their musical journey. Lastly students can join a Teacher Training Track where they can continue to grow into becoming paid teachers for the next generation.