Back Spinz- Rewinding To Play Better Going Forward
Back Spinz is a music education program focused on changing the lives of troubled youth by redirecting their energy into their passion for music. During a 16 week evidence-based STEAM program, troubled youth are exposed to Audio Engineering (DJing), Electronic Engineering, Music Production, and Music Business.
Youth are not only exposed to lessons connected to STEAM, but they also are provided with life skills training. When completing the Back Spinz program troubled youth gain interpersonal skills, tactful conflict resolution strategies, financial literacy, business etiquette training, and other additional life skills.
While going through the coursework, troubled youth are mentored by staff and supported by Passion Fuelers (i.e. individual donors) as well as . With this newfound focus on music and an increase in community support, troubled youth better reduce their chances of committing criminal offenses or repeating criminal offenses (i.e. reduce recidivism).
Head Nod From BackSpinz
The Young Nas Head Nod Graphic Tee is the first merchandise fundraiser for the nonprofit Back Spinz. The organization focuses on helping at-risk youth transfer their energy to their passions for music. Through DJing, music production, equipment repair, and music entrepreneurship courses, youth are engulfed in the world of music and have less time to get into activities that lead to a troubled path.
The graphic tee sales will put money into the program that is provided free of charge to area youth. The classic black on white graphic tee of prolific rapper Nas will be on sale for a limited time. The sale will run from May 15 to July 15.