THE DIFFERENCE WE MAKE

Download our latest Impact Report 201819

Previous Impact Report: Impact Report 201617

We work with young people to engage them through music and creativity; build confidence, self-belief and motivation; and empower them to reach their potential. We specialise in working with young people facing barriers in music, in learning and in life.

We develop young people’s musical and technical abilities and provide progression routes and opportunities for those who wish to pursue them.

We measure our impact according to authenticity, inclusivity, engagement, creativity, empowerment and sustainability. We aren’t interested in one-off projects that don’t have an ongoing impact. We want to make a significant difference to young people’s lives in Gloucestershire.

         Our work leads to improvements in:

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Creativity, self-belief, self-esteem and confidence

 

Which can be evidenced through wellbeing and educational outcomes:

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Wellbeing – improved mental wellbeing, resilience and relationships, reduced negative behaviours
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Education – increased self-efficacy (belief in ability to cope & succeed), motivation to learn, aspirations, school attendance

 

And this in itself leads to long-term social change:

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improvements in employability, citizenship, and in some cases a reduced cost to society

Read all about it how we make a difference in our  Impact Report 201819.

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OUR STORIES

Read more about the young people we work with and the difference we’ve made.

OUR STORIES

Case study: Foundation House

For four years now, we've been working with young disabled musicians at Foundation House, one of the supported living units of National Star College, the county’s flagship support centre that enables young disabled people in all aspects of living and learning. In the...

Jasmine’s creativity and confidence bloom

Jasmine took part in our Music Minds teenage mental health programme. She's featured in this video singing the song she wrote, accompanied by musicians from Gloucestershire Academy of Music. Her headteacher tells Jasmine's story: "Jasmine's confidence and self-esteem...

Songwriting and recording are the best therapy says Harley

Harley struggles with anxiety and lack of confidence as a result of early childhood experiences. She lives in foster care, and has found it hard to fit in at school and make friends. She was referred to our Music Minds programme, for one-to-one music mentoring. Music...