Our Mission

HeartBEATS is a youth-led organization dedicated to creating meaningful connections between newly-arrived refugees and their host community through music programs and activities, shared musical instruments, and music lessons. Our hope is that these shared musical experiences will bring joy and healing and help to build bridges of understanding and expand the cultural and arts education for all.

 

We believe that valuing and honoring the arts and culture of new refugees is an important part of the integration process. Music has the unique ability to form bonds among all kinds of people regardless of age, nationality, or gender and know that it does not require a common language or skill set to be shared and enjoyed. 

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"Music is the universal language of mankind."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow