We’re looking back on major milestones as we celebrate our 10th anniversary! In today’s blog post, we’re throwing it back to 2011, when we expanded our program to reach a second school site, Miami Edison Middle School.

With 24 students, our Edison site joined our flagship site at North Miami Middle School to serve even more youth from some of Miami’s most disadvantaged communities. Following our first year working with Edison, 92% of our students were promoted to the next grade level on time, and Miami Edison was recognized as having the number one attendance rate in the district.

Though Miami Edison Middle School closed its doors in 2014, we remain so proud of our Edison alumni. We moved on to work with youth at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School (formerly Allapattah Middle School), and have grown to reach many more sites in Miami and Chicago! From only two program sites in 2011, to twenty-one sites and counting in 2018, we’re thrilled to continue impacting youth in our community through the power of music and mentorship.