Mim Community Outreach
“Music will save the world.” –Pablo Casals
Mim provides schools with an intimate front seat pass to interactive performances. Through this engagement in the community, Mim strives to ignite the creative soul and provide aural landscapes that uplift and inspire each and every child in attendance.
Each season, in the months leading up to the mainstage concerts, Mim presents programs for youth in our community. We have visited El Sistema at Gault, Hall District, Westlake, Starlight, Twin Lakes, Washington, Tierra Pacifica and Mountain schools, to name a few. In addition to elementary schools, we also present performance/seminars to the music students of Cabrillo College, UCSC and Santa Cruz High. Additionally we have performed for the children served at Homeless Services Center. To encourage student attendance, Mim gives away tickets to arts organizations serving youth.
Starting with its inaugural visit in 2015, Mim regularly presents performances for the youth detained at Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall. “One said it was as if they were put in a trance and were let free. I asked him if he meant set free from the juvenile hall and he said, ‘No, set free from myself'” Read more about the experience in our BLOG or hear from the directors in the video below.
Would you like to financially support this effort? Are you interested in having Mim visit your school? Please contact us.