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Youth Empowerment Through Arts and Humanities

Nashville, TN   |  http://www.yeahrocks.org

Mission

MISSION YEAH! amplifies the voices of youths from all communities through music education and exploration. VALUES YEAH! fosters inclusive spaces through collaboration, not competition, to develop creativity, leadership, and community for youths of all identities and backgrounds, especially those who tend to be marginalized. PURPOSE To provide: Music and arts education Abilities to develop self-expression and welcome others Supportive environment to advance communication, expression, and character development Teaching artists as positive role models with opportunities to pursue musical goals and inspire the next generation Encouragement to become contributing members of society Access to a range of cultures, tools, and life skills Opportunities to experience live music & the arts

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Mrs Mariela C Moscoso

Main address

P.O. Box 160964

Nashville, TN 37216 USA

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EIN

77-0662610

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rock Block

Rock Block is a music education program where students ages 10 - 17 learn the art of playing music through the experience of playing in a band. The program runs in the Spring and Fall for 9 consecutive Saturdays of 2 hour instruction and band practice and following 10th Saturday designated for the concert showcase. Students are placed in a band based on instrument of choice, experience, and availability. Like at our camps, student bands decide the style of music to write, their name and all the other creative elements that go into making a band. The most exciting part of Rock Block is the opportunity to perform their original song for the public at a Nasvhille music venue.

We offer scholarships to our students so everyone can experience the power of music education no matter what!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A 1 week-long, music education day camp for all youth: girls, boys, trans youth, and gender non-conforming youth ages 6-17. In an effort to practice our inclusivity values further, this camp replaces our previous camps: Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp, and TN Teens Rock Camp). Camp supports a culture collaboration over competition to develop self-esteem and community through music. Every young person is creative and empowered - YEAH! is where they have the potential to advance their talents. All musical levels and interereceive instrument instruction, write/compose original music, and perform with their band at a public showcase. Music industry related workshops allow students to explore the functionality and power of communication through their instruments, arts advocacy, and the impact music has made on positive social change.

We offer scholarships so everyone can experience the power of music education no matter what!

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Children and youth

YEAH!'s Community Music Workshop, previously called Ladies Rock Camp for females18+, is condensed three-day-weekend camp for adults who seek to develop musical interests and community.
- instrument or single music topic instruction (like songwritting),
- writing an original song
- performing with your band at a showcase

Friday 5:30- 9:30, Saturday 11:00- 6:30, Sunday 11:00- 3:30 with a 6pm showcase.

Throughout the weekend, there are visiting band performances, inspiring workshops, and discussions regarding our favorite topics (feminism, empowerment, social and racial justice, intersectionality, etc). All profits from this camp go towards YEAH! operational costs and Scholarship Program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

This afterschool enrichment program runs in the Spring and Fall for 10 weeks at Title 1 Metro Nashville Public Middle and High Schools. Sessions are offered to students at no charge in both fall and spring semesters. The program includes instrument instruction, songwriting, band/ensemble practice and performance opportunities. Technical music skills, while increasing youth involvement in arts and music related activities, develop alongside their self-esteem, respect for others' differences, and collaboration.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Heterosexuals
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Alignment Nashville 2017

Americans for the Arts 2014

Tennessee Arts Commission 2013

Metro Arts Commission 2016

Tennesseans for the Arts 2015

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville 2016

Center for Nonprofit Management (Nashville) 2019

Country Music Association (CMA) 2019

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Youth Empowerment Through Arts and Humanities

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Janus Pan

Kelley Anderson

Community Volunteer

Laura Artim

Community Volunteer

Colby Miller

Community Volunteer

Erica Calhoun

Community Volunteer

Melissa Alvarez

Community Volunteer

Donna Baker

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.