Established standards in social sciences, English language arts, music, media arts, technology, civics, and social-emotional learning are the foundation for our arts-integrated residencies. Students take with them enduring understandings of what it takes to create a compelling message that can make a change, whether in music or other media. Students need to identify different media types and understand the messages being sent. What they learn in MeMA goes beyond memorizing what happened when or who composed which song; it is about how everything they learn supports their development of real-life learning that will endure beyond the classroom and help them succeed.
At the end of our programs, we proudly present a dynamic culminating event that showcases the impressive social justice projects crafted by the students of our partner school. These projects are the direct result of extensive research and the application of skills and knowledge acquired throughout the program. The final projects incorporate various artistic expressions, including technology and digital media, creative writing, visual artwork, songwriting, and performance.
MeMA-Music provides professional music, technology, art, and video production mentors to help students with their projects. Additionally, songwriters from the community share their experiences and knowledge with students.