My Voice Music
Amplifying young voices and igniting self-discovery through music.
Bottom Line for Portland
A donation to My Voice Music literally puts a microphone in the hands of a young person and helps us hold space for them to find and share their voice. A successful campaign ensures that we will be able to bring trauma-informed music programs to 1000 youth each year through MVM Studios and satellite programs with youth in crisis in dozens of Portland-area mental health treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, migrant facilities, and programs for young people recovering from sexual exploitation. Every dollar you contribute helps MVM provide free music programs.
“My Voice Music saved my life. My Voice Music was the only place I felt I could be accepted. It made me happy when I couldn’t be happy. My Voice Music was like family.”- Amber (MVM participant)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
MVM actively fights against the causes of systemic oppression, using our resources, knowledge, and physical assets to provide youth with a platform to amplify their voices on their own terms. This means bringing instruments and professional musicians to youth in residential facilities and juvenile justice programs, delivering programs in Spanish for refugees and new arrivals, and providing ongoing support for young people as they transition to life “outside.” Scholarships are provided no questions asked - 50% of participants attend on scholarship.
The first $12,500 in donations to MVM will be tripled by an anonymous donor!
Join us for these all ages Give!Guide fundraising events!
Thu 11/16 Ugly Sweater Bingo at Radio Room (7-9PM) featuring 10 rounds of bingo hosted by Mo Phillips with prizes and a bonus round where you could win 2 nights at Land's End at Cannon Beach!
Sun 12/10 Youth Music Showcase Give!Stravaganza - Celebrate the holidays with MVM students as they rock their hearts out showing off what they’ve been working on this year at MVM Studios (8911 SE Stark), on Sunday, December 10th at 1:30pm. My Voice Music is AMPLIFYING our annual showcase to include youth that work with our friends in the Give!Guide, many of which we partner with throughout the year. Come watch some amazing performances, make new friends, and raise some funds to amplify youth voices in our community. Featuring: MVM students rocking their hearts out, Friends of Noise, Montavilla Jazz, p:ear, and Synth Library
Year Founded: 2008
Tax ID: 800244665
My Voice Music is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust.
They're a small-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co. and Multnomah Co.