Mission

Beyond The Bars is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing musical instruments and instruction to incarcerated and underserved youth. We use music to promote a means of self efficacy, expression, and outlets which have been consistently denied. Our programs—led by talented teachers and musicians—foster a creative atmosphere and provide well rounded and engaging musical sessions. Through this, we empower young men and women as they navigate the criminal justice system. We support our programs by fostering key partnerships with universities, community organizers, after school programs, the local music industry, and media publications.