Baja Musical Arts Initiative, 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 music education as fuel for positive change in impoverished communities. Approximately 1,600 students attend BMAI each week to take advantage of their free music education and orchestral programs, 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. Please watch the video below to get a behind the scenes look at the school, students, and the wonderful administrators who make it all happen!