MiC Youth Program Testimonials
did I know, when we met in my conference room last spring, what an amazing
experience this would be -- for all. Early this week I met with one of the
student participants to discuss his grades...I didn't know he had joined this
group...but in the course of the conversation he told me about his experiences
in MiC. He said " You know about not judging a book by its cover?
I've gotten to know kids I didn't think I had anything in common with. I
love music. Music is my life. I didn't know other kids felt the
talk about the power of music, and the themes these musicians shared that are
so important in the lives of our kids: loneliness, bullying,
self-discovery...it was truly a powerful experience. Thank you for
bringing this concept and experience to THS.
Torrington High School
I felt a
little shaky at first cuz I didn't know we were all working together to write
one song. It took time and
communication from one person to another, and you had to have that bond so we
had to start talking a lot more.
Being a team you have to work together, help each other out, give each
other feedback and you have to learn how to take that feedback from each other
and that's what we did. It helped me because I wasn't used to working in a
group, now I'm able to compromise and take feed back.
experience for kids who have talent that's not being seen or they are too shy
to tell everyone about it, so getting in a group and starting a community and
everyone coming out to see it, it's great. It's a great opportunity. It's truly the experience of a
lifetime. I would definitely do it again.
- Amar Branton, MiC Youth Program participant
joy, and laughter and all wonderful things! You both and the students worked so
hard to make this program a success. We're so proud to have worked with you,
and we hope to continue. Jeanne Cassidy, Lakeridge, MiC Youth Program sponsor
It was an
experience that's going to stick with me for the rest of my life. After we got off the stage we had a lot
of people come up say that was a really good job. It felt really good to have that positive
reinforcement. It's a real big
confidence booster. If you can
build up the confidence to be able to sing on stage in front of people it can
help you in other aspects of life, like job interviews and work situations.
but when it came time to sit down and start working on the song we put whatever
differences we had aside because we knew had this project that was better than
what we'd have if we were working separately. It was great as a team and a
great group effort because we knew we had to put 100% into it.
lot of learning. We learned a lot
about recording, what it takes to make a song, and what it takes to be a team.
That is something that any kid anywhere can use and something they should
learn. People were happy to see
that kids had an outlet for their creativity and imagination and that they
could go out and do something productive.
Now we have a song that's on the internet and we can show people what we
did compared to what we were doing.
A lot of young people don't have the outlet to show off their talents
and this is a great opportunity
Music is a
huge part of our lives so to be able to develop certain skills within music
helps a lot because we love this so we're going to put our all in, then we
realize we can take the stuff we learned here and put it somewhere else in our
lives and it can help out a lot. - Jovan Bradley, MiC Youth Program participant