AS220 Youth performance team visits Zumix!!

So last Friday Anjel, Jannay, Charlene and myself went out to Boston to visit our friends from Zumix.

ZUMIX is an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building their community through music and the arts. Their core belief is that music is the most powerful means of developing adolescent self-identity.  Their award-winning music and creative technology programming is designed to equip youth with the tools necessary to reach their full potential, while creating a safe space for youth to explore who they are and who they want to be. Through community events, Zumix provides access to top-quality arts experiences for a low-income, under served neighborhoods.We’ve had a relationship with them for years. They’ve been a real help to our Org . On our trip ,Zumix donated 2 digidesign M-boxes to help with our recording program at As220 Youth. Thank you so much Zumix! You guys rock. “This summer AS220 Youth and Zumix will be going on a small tour around the Providence and Boston area. We are look forward to working closer with Zumix in the coming weeks.”Be on a look out for that!

Big thanks to Corey depina for all the support over the years.

If you don’t know who he is, this is his bio. He is an amazing dude!

Check out his bio!

Youth Development and Performance Manager

Corey DePina, Youth Development and Performance Manager, grew up in Roxbury as a first generation American from a family of Cape Verdean immigrants. Now living in West Roxbury, Corey is an accomplished rapper and a skilled workshop and program facilitator. He performs and teaches all over the United States. He served on the Board for Critical Breakdown – one of Boston’s biggest and longest running all-age open mics – and has done workshops on the history of hip hop as well as creative writing and performance. Corey studied for two years at Massachusetts Communication College and has completed many BEST Initiative youth worker training’s, including the Advanced Youth Workers Certificate program. Corey continues to share his passion of performance, social justice, hip hop, and education to help convey the important role music plays in both personal and community development. His current endeavor is fusion-conscious homemade lyrics to heavy Dubstep music to help spice up his creative writing and performance

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