Riverside Arts Academy provides arts and music education to under- resourced youth in Riverside aged 4-17 to positively affect the trajectory of their lives

We will achieve this by:

  • Focusing efforts of RAA on the Riverside Arts Academy Music Project (RAAMP)
  • Serving youth and their families by supporting students to become well-rounded, thoughtful, academically strong; ensuring students feel supported and valued; and increasing their potential to lifelong achievement
  • Partnering with school districts, colleges, universities, the city, the Fire and Police Departments, and community partners to provide programming of the highest quality that is rich with cultural and social opportunities in performance, mentorship, and literacy
  • Promoting opportunities for music education via Riverside Arts Academy Music Project in area schools by supporting existing music programs, providing professional development for general classroom teachers, and providing free or low cost instruction and instruments
  • Fostering peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities in music and the arts.
  • Encouraging parents and guardian involvement in the education process to support student learning and achievement in music.
  • Advocating for arts education on the local, regional, and state level
  • Supporting employment opportunities for trained musicians in the region to strengthen the number of high quality musicians/teachers in the region
  • Using data driven assessment and evaluations to prove the efficacy of RAA programs.