Featured in Episode 1: "This Could Be"
317 Main Community Music Center is a community center founded on the belief that "music can engage, vitalize, and strengthen human connections in our communities." They provide music education to more than 500 people per week in the Southern Maine area and beyond. Visit their website at 317main.org to learn more!
Featured in Episode 2: "Never Letting Go"
Community theaters are incredibly important organizations that help to foster the love of theater, music and the arts in people throughout the country, and nearly every member of our cast has participated in a show at one here in Maine, or in their local area. However, most of these organizations work on an incredibly tight budget, and many of them have been severely impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. To help ensure the survival of these important institutions, we are encouraging our listeners to check out the community theaters in their area, and we'd like to begin by highlighting some of the ones that we have worked with here in Maine.
Brooklyn, New York
Featured in Episode 3: "All These Questions"
Building Beats provides DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to underserved youth. They believe in using students' passion for music as a pathway to build entrepreneurial skills. Check out their website at BuildingBeats.org to learn more about the important work that this organization does!
Featured in Episode 4: "Falling Away"
Founded in 1987, The Center for Grieving Children offers hope and supports the resilience of children, teens, and families through a peer support family model. Based in Portland, the center serves nearly 3,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education, including children and families with whom members of our cast are personally connected. Visit their website at www.cgcmaine.org to learn more about the work that they do.
Featured in Episode 5: "Breaking"
The mission of the Yellow Tulip project is to mission is to smash the stigma surrounding mental illness and to build a community of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together. They describe themselves as "determined youth-driven movement tired of the silence surrounding mental illness." Visit theyellowtulipproject.org to learn more about the work they do in destigmatizing mental health issues.