AMDF supports one of these programs–Make Me a Song–under our youth mental health strategy. Make Me a Song provides 80 youth from two of Toronto’s priority Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (Regent Park and Jane & Finch) with free weekly choir lessons using a curriculum of songs created by Musical StageCompany’s composers and lyricists. The program is presented in partnership with the Regent Park School of Music. Through performances, artistic expression and mentorship, youth can develop a sense of community, relationship-building abilities and problem-solving skills that will help them to develop a foundation for success. Make Me a Song allows young people to cultivate skills and foster personal qualities, such as resilience, that help them to overcome barriers.
Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation.