We are proud to introduce one of our newest Playing For Change Foundation program partners – the Baja Musical Arts Initiative (now named Redes 2025) in Tijuana, Mexico.
Youth in Mexico have been impacted by the growth of drug activity and violence infiltrating their neighborhoods and communities. The instability and risks that youth face in this type of environment are barriers to their education and their ability to feel safe and protected.
Thankfully, there is hope. Organizations like BMAI share our mission of using free music education as fuel for positive change in impoverished communities. Nearly 1,600 children from at-risk environments receive exceptionally strong music instruction ranging from popular to classical music, which focus on instilling values like teamwork, respect, responsibility, and discipline. Hundreds of children are on the BMAI wait list, a testament to the strength, promise, and demand for these music programs. Watch this video to get a behind the scenes look at the school, students, and the wonderful administrators who make it all happen!