My Voice Music is a nonprofit organization building relationships, fostering connection and revealing our common humanity through songwriting, recording, performance and long-term artistic mentorships that help youth to find and share their voice.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2017, MVM served 1,600 youth: 700 living in mental health treatment and detention centers; 215 unaccompanied migrant youth seeking refugee status; 85 living in foster care; and 600 from the public who attended our recording studio and year-round classes. Eighty-five percent participated for free and 14 students were hired as teachers.
“My Voice Music gave me something to look forward when I was struggling greatly. It made me happy when I felt like I would never be happy again. My Voice Music saved my life and continues to do so.”
—Amber, MVM graduate