Opportunity Youth are
5x more likely
to end up in the
adult criminal justice system and
3x more likely
to suffer from depression and other mental illness.
Why ‘Project Remix’ as a name?
Music is a passion for many of our staff and students. When thinking of a name for the program (now nonprofit organization), we wanted to reflect why we were choosing to do this work.
We decided on Project Remix after listening to a few remixed songs that took songs we had already loved and turned them into something that we thought could not get any better. Through collaborating with artists and finding new beats, these producers were able to change the sound just enough to make it a stronger song.
Project Remix is a celebration of our students’ original stories with the added layer of collaboration with parents/guardians, social service agencies, education teams, and training & employer partnerships.
Project Remix Ventures
Through learning from best practices around the country, we developed a social enterprise model based on the current enrichment programs available to students during the day. In Phase 1, students receive the training necessary, on campus – so that they can monetize the skills developed through enrichment programming. Where youth once faced the decision to continue educational and enrichment programming or work to meet their basic needs is being transformed into; now, I can continue educational and enrichment programming and work to meet my immediate needs and future goals.