The Pursuit of HappYness Cultural Enrichment Program is designed to create cultural awareness, develop musical talents, strengthen social and interpersonal skills, and provide leadership training that will equip participants to follow pathways for greater success and achievement. This program will foster an environment that promotes self-directed learning, self-discipline, and musical advancement. Collaboration, cooperative learning, and acceptance among peers will be encouraged and expected.
The vision of the program includes enhancing musical creativity, exposing participants to varied multi-cultural excursions of the performing arts and providing holistic development which will increase self-esteem, self responsibility, and inspire participants to graduate and remain life-long learners.
The program is offered to participants between the ages of 8-19 and whose family income meets the socio –economic criteria. Prior musical skills or training are not required. All levels of music proficiency will be accommodated.
Classes for the program are taught in a positive, well-supervised environment that requires regular attendance. The program’s goal is to involve area youth -who might otherwise be involved in non-productive activities - in well-planned and nurturing extracurricular activities.