Revel Youth Shine (RYS)

OCU provided arts education, music therapy, non-violence, and leadership development training in the summer months to over 200 inner-city youth, ages 14 – 18, living in Washington, DC, through our “RYS Above the Violence” summer youth initiative. During the RYS program, we took the youth through an intensive learning process to write, record, and ultimately produce their own music CDs that sang of hope, inspiration and communicated their stories of struggle and success. This process led to the creation of five full-length, original music albums.

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