Today’s Future Sound #GivingTuesday2020

Save the date to donate to Today’s Future Sound this Giving Tuesday, December 1st! 
Today’s Future Sound (TFS) believes in the power of music to transform people’s lives. Our beat making and music production program has educational, therapeutic, and social components that build confidence, inspire creativity, and help individuals create positive change. However, COVID-19 has drastically cut our funding by more than 40% and we need your help! If you can support our free youth programming during this difficult time, please consider doing so.
By donating to TFS, you are helping youth to foster their creativity, build hope, and build healthy ways of coping through our Therapeutic Beat Making (TBM) groups that integrate Dynamic Mindfulness (movement-based guided meditation). Supporting our youth during these difficult times is crucial, and rest assured, Today’s Future Sound has the tools, training, research, and experience to do so, innovating for almost a decade in the educational and therapeutic uses of Hip Hop beat making in school, community, and juvenile justice settings.
Click on the image above to watch our Girls’ Beat Making Workshop
What has TFS been up to since COVID-19?

Thanks to platforms such as Zoom, we are able to provide our beat making sessions virtually for students locally in Oakland, the Bay Area, and around the globe.

We are currently running our Beats4Lunch program twice weekly at West Oakland Middle School for almost nine years and preparing to continue our fifth year at Alameda County Juvenile Hall through virtual means.

In recent months, we have been providing Therapeutic Beat Making groups for teens in substance abuse recovery and mental health treatment programs, as well as workshops for houseless youth and transitioning families at East Oakland Community Project, a Girls’ Beat Making Workshop led by female beatmakers, and we provided a Spanish-language beat making workshop with bi-lingual instructors!

Flyers from our Spanish-Language Beat Making Workshop and Girls’ Beat Making Workshop this summer!

We continue to help formerly-homeless youth through our partnerships with organizations such as DreamCatcher/Covenant House in Oakland, Larkin Street Youth Center in San Francisco, and YEAH! in Berkeley.

Today’s Future Sound is also providing weekly beat making sessions every Saturday evening through its #GlobalBeatCypher. It is an initiative for adults to build community, solidarity, and support young adult/adult well-being. We provide a space for beatmakers from different regions of the world, to connect and have a chance to play their beats and make friends along the way. Check out our latest #GlobalBeatCypher!

Check out the #GlobalBeatCypher below, and hear the therapeutic impact it has had for participants.

If you would like more information on our programs, please visit our website www.todaysfuturesound.org and/or send an email to asaleh@todaysfuturesound.org.

Share your support with the Today’s Future Sound community on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram using #GivingTuesday2020. You can also represent TFS and support our work by purchasing our limited edition, boutique gear, and stickers now from our Bigcartel digital storefront!

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,
Your TFS Family