To inspire, educate and empower "at-risk" and homeless youth to achieve academic success through music education, sound engineering and multimedia production.
What We Do...
Through sound engineering and multimedia production David's Harp Foundation inspires, educates, and empowers teens. Unlike traditional music education programs, we teach students to create the digital content they interact with everyday, positioning us in a uniquely relevant role. Students graduate from the program with a working knowledge of computer-based recording, music editing, composition, videography, post-production, and creative teamwork. In addition to learning the process of media creation, students are equipped to go into their communities and tell stories using their newly acquired skills.
Our ultimate purpose is to provide mentorship and accountability in a professional, creative environment. We build authentic relationships to positively influence our students lives and help direct passion into discipline. We push past the paradigm of music education for enrichment, using this powerful art form as a platform to teach youth viable work and life skills, while encouraging positive decisions.
WHO WE SERVE
"Angie walked toward the microphone, her palms sweaty as she gathered herself before singing her song in the studio for the first time. When she walked into the sound booth, she left the weight of her broken family at the door. Angie began her musical journey at David's Harp Foundation three weeks prior, and this was the moment she had been anticipating. With encouragement from the staff she leaned forward, closed her eyes, and sang her story..."
We are committed to uplifting and empowering the underserved youth of San Diego. As a 501(c)(3) organization our doors are open to at-risk and homeless students from 8th to 12th grade. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), or disability. The majority of our students that we serve suffer from a lack of structure, economic security, and family stability. We recruit students through partnerships with local high schools and homeless shelters, working closely with educators and administrators to identify and engage students who are interested in music and who experience academic or social difficulties.