Bay Area LIFE: Mural Music and Arts project educates, empowers and inspires youth

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Mural Music and Arts Project is educating, empowering and inspiring youth through the arts.

MMAP believes that art is integral to a thriving community life, and is a safe platform for risk-taking and creative expression. Connects disadvantaged youth with consistent, encouraging mentors and role models through art programs emphasizing community development, academic achievement, and their own positive futures.

Since 2001, young artists have researched, planned, and installed a public art legacy of 200 murals, and produced over 100 songs. Along the way MMAP has served twenty- five hundred students and has reached thousands of individuals through live performances, art projects, outreach, and community events.

In 2014 technology upgrades, and structured partnerships helped to increase our impact. MMAP hosted 12 programs that served 485 students, created 15 murals and 24 original songs, created and curated a permanent art exhibit at San Francisco's Hall of Justice, and installed over 400 feet of public art in East Palo Alto Parks.
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