PACTRocks: Music Mentoring for At-Risk Youth

PACT is excited to announce the relaunch of the PACTRocks Urban Music Project – a six-week introduction to music workshop for youth that will take place in our South Etobicoke studio, every Sunday from 10:30am – 3pm.

As part of the project, youth (ages 14-21) will be taught the basics of an instrument of their choice (bass, guitar, drums, keyboards, vocals) and given the opportunity to learn and explore any musical genre they are most interested in. During the six-weeks, the group will learn to perform one or two cover songs and one original song that allows them to express themselves creatively.

Joining the PACTRocks team are five passionate musicians with varying backgrounds and experience who will work closely with each member of the group each week, not only teaching the basics of reading and playing music, but also touching on important issues and challenges that youth face in today’s urban environments,  providing real-world perspective and advice and basic education in how to navigate the music world.

PACT: Participation, Acknowledgement, Commitment, Transformation

music-plato-quoteAs with all of our LifeSkills Community Service Projects, this six-week hands-on education leads to real-life experience: there will be a community concert where tickets are sold and all funds raised go back to supporting future sessions of the project. As well, PACTRocks qualifies for community service and volunteer hours.

A very special thanks goes to Laura Sniderman who has really helped us spearhead this PACTRocks relaunch with both her Urban Peace Music Festival fundraiser last year and her help recruiting our current group of instructor musicians!

For more about program qualifications, musicians and a look at the six-week program breakdown, please see out PACTRocks program page here.

For more information about PACTRocks and to make a referral, please contact Ben Marshall at 416-656-8824 or




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