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Dre S
4603 Pearl Rd
(Old Brooklyn )
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the project

"DJ Beats for Tomorrow's Stars" is more than just a music program; it's a transformative journey designed to empower the youth of Cleveland. We envision a community where every young individual has the opportunity to explore their creativity and potential through the universal language of music.

With your support, we aim to provide a dynamic after-school summer program that introduces Cleveland's youth to the art of DJing and music production. Our goal is to unlock their artistic talents, foster a love for music, and equip them with valuable skills that extend beyond the studio. We believe that by investing in the potential of our youth, we are investing in the future of our community.

This project is close to our hearts because it bridges the gap between passion and opportunity. Music has the power to inspire, connect, and transform lives, and through "DJ Beats for Tomorrow's Stars," we want to open doors to creative expression and potential careers in the music industry. Join us in creating a space where young talents can thrive, dreams can flourish, and Cleveland's youth can become the stars of tomorrow. Together, let's make music a catalyst for positive change in our community.

the steps

  1. Secure Funding and Confirm Sponsorship (Week 1-2: April 1-14, 2024): Ohio Selfie World Foundation will confirm the sponsorship of the venue, finalizing the agreement to host the program from May 7th to June 4th, 2024, every Tuesday and Thursday, between 4 PM to 6 PM.

  2. Procure DJ Equipment and Technology (Week 3-4: April 15-28, 2024): Collaborate with the project team to research and purchase DJ controllers, mixers, headphones, and laptops. Ensure that the acquired equipment aligns with the project's objectives and provides participants with a quality learning experience.

  3. Coordinate with Educational Partners (Week 5-6: April 29 - May 12, 2024): Work with educational experts and partners to develop a comprehensive curriculum tailored to the needs of the participants. Create engaging educational materials, handouts, and resources to support the learning process.

  4. Recruit Mentors and Guest Speakers (Week 7-8: May 13-26, 2024): The Ohio Selfie World Foundation, in coordination with the project team, will identify and secure experienced mentors and guest speakers from the music industry. Confirm their availability and schedule for guest sessions and workshops.

  5. Promote Program and Outreach (Week 9-10: May 27 - June 3, 2024): Launch a joint marketing campaign with the project team to promote the program. Leverage the Ohio Selfie World Foundation's network and online presence to raise awareness about the initiative and encourage participation.

  6. Facilitate Venue Logistics (Week 11-12: May 7-24, 2024): Coordinate with the venue management to prepare the space for the program. Ensure all logistical aspects, including setup, utilities, and any specific requirements, are addressed to create an optimal learning environment.

  7. Enroll Participants with Community Engagement (Week 13-14: May 25 - June 3, 2024): Collaborate on community engagement efforts to enroll participants from diverse backgrounds. Leverage the Ohio Selfie World Foundation's community connections to ensure a broad and inclusive representation.

  8. Launch Program with Foundation's Support (Week 15: May 7, 2024): Kick off the program on May 7th, 2024, with a joint opening session, where representatives from the Ohio Selfie World Foundation may express their support. This can include a brief address or presence at the launch event.

  9. Regular Updates and Engagement (Week 16-19: May 8 - June 4, 2024): Work collaboratively to provide regular updates on the progress of the program. Engage with participants, mentors, and the community through social media, newsletters, and other channels to maintain interest and support.

  10. Evaluate Impact and Share Success Stories (Week 20-21: June 5-18, 2024): Collaborate on the evaluation process, gathering feedback from participants and stakeholders. Ohio Selfie World Foundation can contribute to documenting success stories and impact to showcase the collective achievements.

  11. Closing Event and Recognition (Week 22: June 4, 2024): Participate in organizing a closing event or showcase. Ohio Selfie World Foundation can be recognized and acknowledged for their sponsorship and support during this event.

  12. Post-Program Documentation and Reporting (Week 23-24: June 5-18, 2024): Collaborate on creating comprehensive documentation, including reports, testimonials, and multimedia content, highlighting the success of the program. Share this information with donors, supporters, and the wider community.

why we're doing it

"DJ Beats for Tomorrow's Stars" is driven by a profound commitment to address the pressing need for creative outlets and skill development among Cleveland's youth. In our neighborhood, limited access

to quality music education and creative platforms often hinders the unleashing of untapped potential. This project aims to bridge this gap by providing a structured after-school summer program that not only introduces young individuals to the world of DJing and music production but also cultivates their creativity and opens doors to potential careers in the music industry.

Our motivation stems from a deep understanding of the transformative power of music. By offering a program that goes beyond traditional education, we aspire to empower the youth with skills that extend far beyond the studio. Cleveland, like many other communities, faces economic and social challenges, and we believe that investing in the artistic talents of our youth can be a catalyst for positive change.

Through "DJ Beats for Tomorrow's Stars," we seek to create a space where passion meets opportunity. Music has the potential to transcend socio-economic barriers, providing a universal language that connects individuals. By unlocking the artistic potential of Cleveland's youth, we not only contribute to their personal growth and development but also envision a more vibrant and resilient community.

Our team is driven by the belief that every young person deserves the chance to explore their creativity, build valuable skills, and envision a future filled with possibilities. By addressing the social and economic disparities in access to music education, we strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth in our neighborhood, empowering them to become the stars of tomorrow and fostering a sense of community pride and unity.


Budget breakdown for the "DJ Beats for Tomorrow's Stars" project:

1. **DJ Equipment and Technology:** $3,000
   - Purchase DJ controllers, mixers, headphones, and laptops to ensure participants have access to quality equipment for hands-on learning.

2. **Educational Materials and Software:** $1,500
   - Invest in educational resources, software licenses, and learning materials to facilitate a comprehensive and engaging learning experience.

3. **Mentorship and Guest Speakers:** $1,000
   - Allocate funds for experienced mentors and guest speakers from the music industry to provide guidance, insights, and inspiration to the participants.

4. **Venue Rental and Utilities:** $1,000
   - Cover the costs associated with renting a suitable venue for the program, including utilities and other logistical requirements.

5. **Promotional Materials and Outreach:** $500
   - Develop promotional materials to create awareness about the program and cover outreach expenses to ensure a diverse and inclusive participation.

Total Budget: $7,000


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee N/A    $0.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4%    $163.32
TOTAL TO RAISE    $7,163.32
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.



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