MINDS AND MELODIES
The Minds and Melodies One 2 One Development Program is designed for current and former students who have experienced life events that have impacted their confidence, self-esteem, and social engagement. The development programme is aimed at young people who have had negative life experiences that have affected their self-esteem, confidence, and commitment to society. Our educators provide a customised 6 to 18-week mentoring programme that includes a mix of 2-3 hour 1:1 coaching and workshop sessions that use music creation techniques, progressive life strategies, and functional skills to assist participants in expressing themselves and improving their emotional well-being by identifying positive qualities and boosting self-esteem.
The foundation of "Minds & Melodies" is a cutting-edge, comprehensive programme that will provide young people with hands-on experience producing music-related media as well as an insight into behind-the-scenes roles within the music industry by allowing them to understand how they can potentially generate an income from their creativity. The goal is to expose participants to new art forms and creative industries while also broadening their horizons, allowing them to learn new skills and preparing them for employment or further education. We will teach participants how to create, recognise, and take advantage of opportunities. How to manage, pitch, and present their product to potential customers, as well as how to effectively articulate themselves and compete in a creative environment. We'll create music using simple functional methods to improve their fundamental skills, focusing on simple tasks like the ones below:
- Fundamentals of Mathematics
- Basic English Proficiency
- Fundamentals of ICT
- Relationship Development
- Fundamentals of Business (Principles)
- Online Entrepreneurship
Our framework offers a wide range of music-therapy based activities intended to build confidence and strengthen the emotional stability of students who suffer from behavioural difficulties, communication problems, and social-emotional conditions which impede on their ability to learn or with general school interactions.
To create a nurturing environment for children and young people to progressively build stronger foundations necessary to maintain a positive mental attitude.
The program will create a deeper sense of self-awareness for the participants as well as provide students with new skills and a better understanding of effective communication. Our practices will provide an enlightening experience, channeling accurate solutions into physical actions to improve the quality of life.
Completing tasks and activities will further enhance key fundamentals required for managing life at a later stage, which will prepare each participant to overcome obstacles in a positive manner and motivate them to see, plan, execute and achieve tasks fairly.
What evidence is there for this intervention
One of our main aims and objectives as an organisation is to divert young people away from antisocial behaviour by providing constructive, fun and educational activities that will enhance their sense of self and enable them to feel more empowered to make good choices as well as prepare them to be responsible adults.
Statistics from the Youth Justice Board indicate London as having the highest rate of young people under the age of 18 held in custody for Antisocial Behaviour. According to recent sources, over the last two years in London, there were 589 incidents of crime, the highest being 157 reports of Anti-Social Behaviour. Only 23% of young people are educated to degree level and a large majority are unemployed until the age of 22. Our program is needed to raise the aspirations of young people living in London, motivating them to reach their potential.
The program's outcomes
Improved confidence and attitude
Improved classroom performance
improved academic attainment
Improved teacher-student relationships
Improved relationships between schools and learning