As of July 1, 2021, SerHacer has merged with YouthReach to form one funding program. SerHacer. Please read the FY23 YouthReach program guidelines for future creative youth development funding opportunities.
The goal of SerHacer is to support creative youth development ensemble-based music programs. These programs use music instruction as a vehicle for youth development and social change. SerHacer is an exciting grant for schools, community music schools, conservatories, orchestras, community organizations, universities, and social service organizations to expand access to social and artistic opportunities for children and young people without access to the arts in the Commonwealth. Through direct consultation services, grants, and convenings, SerHacer is focused on working with partners around the state to support music-making that measures success not only in ticket sales, but in children and communities as well.
SerHacer supports new or existing, ensemble-based music programs that:
- Provide safe and healthy youth spaces
- Are assets-based
- Are youth driven
- Foster the development of positive relationships and social skills
- Set high expectations for growth and learning
- Address the broader, context in which creative youth development exists