Get this exclusive BUKU 2022 poster & merch store gift card bundle when you support the Upbeat Academy Foundation.
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This offer part of BUKU's Take Action Project to mobilize digital engagement and volunteer actions in the name of social activism. All proceeds go to support the Upbeat Academy Foundation and its work to inspire and empower New Orleans area young people through a modern approach to music education.
Please Note: US orders only. Item does not ship internationally. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your item.
*Gift cards will be sent digitally.
Upbeat Academy Foundation is a New Orleans-based 501(c)3 that inspires and empowers New Orleans area young people through a modern approach to music education.
Utilizing an original curriculum that provides access to the technology and tools used in the production and performance of hip-hop, rap, R&B, dance music, and other popular genres, Upbeat Academy strives to nurture the next generation of musical talent and entrepreneurs, fostering creativity and collaboration both in the classroom and in the community.
We believe that all young people should be able to participate in high-quality musical education that speaks to their musical interests and career goals. Upbeat Academy's vision is to uplift the community using modern music education as a vehicle for self-expression and a catalyst for social change. The vision of our student-artists is to watch their musical aspirations come to life, to graduate Upbeat Academy one step closer to their dreams and, very simply, for their voice to be heard.
Whether in the main Upbeat studio or at one of our satellite classrooms in the community, we provide hands-on access to industry-grade equipment and software and foster a loose and creative environment that encourages self-expression and instills confidence in our student-artists. Using a technology-based curriculum rooted in hip-hop, rap, R&B, and dance music, we connect with young people in a natural way and provide them with a tangible framework of modern-day skills including technology and media literacy, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving.
We want our student-artists to be equipped with the tools, skill sets, and confidence they need to find their passions and express their true best selves, both in classroom settings and in the communities where they live.
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