Our mission is to encourage youth to see themselves as potential change-makers, engaged in civic participation, and to develop in young people historical awareness and empathy for persons of different backgrounds.
Who We Are
Founded by 25-year music industry professional, Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga, MeMA-Music (Motivate and Encourage Music Appreciation) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization supporting music, arts, and technology in the classroom. Designed for Educators, MeMA-Music offers a comprehensive global education framework, uniquely tailored for teacher’s to seamlessly integrate art, music, technology, civics instruction, social studies, reading, writing, and social-emotional learning into the regular curriculum for students in 7th and 8th grade.
MeMA-Music, created for youth from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities, was founded on three basic principles:
- A deep conviction that young people have the potential and vision to change the world.
- The exploration of socially- conscious music can become the vehicle for self-expression of young people’s values and beliefs.
- Education grounded in historical awareness, encourages habits of mind that are necessary for learning how to solve problems, create and innovate, communicate clearly and collaborate with others.