The Harmony Project is a nonprofit that targets at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles. They promote positive youth development through on-going year-round music lessons and ensemble participation. Their mission is:
- To promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and performance of music.
- To build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music.
- To develop children as musical ambassadors of peace, hope and understanding amongst people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.
Are they changing lives? We think so, but why don’t we hear it from the children themselves. Below we have compiled a series of quotes from an essay project conducted at the Harmony Project where the children were able to share their thoughts on the program and the impact that it has had on their lives.