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 workshops to over 1,000 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 at MVM Studios for 425 kids transitioning out of facilities and youth from the general public.
“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 - 85% of participants attend on scholarship.
The first $25,000 in donations to MVM will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation!
Wed 11/9 Give $25 or more to MVM in the Give!Guide to enter to win a pair of tickets to Haley Heynderickx and Lucy Dacus sold out 11/11 show at the Roseland Theater.
Join us for these all ages Give!Guide fundraising events!
Thu 11/17 Ugly Sweater Bingo at Radio Room (7-9PM) featuring 10 rounds of bingo with prizes and a bonus round where you could win 2 night at Land's End at Canon Beach.
Fri 12/2: Ya Heard open-mic event in partnership with Friends of Noise and Youth Music Project at their fantastic space in West Linn.
Fri 12/11 MVM Holiday Showcase - 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 (3520 SE Yamhill), on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00pm.