Youth Crash Corps (YCC) brings the excitement of street band music to young adults in Southwest Detroit through a unique after school program.
Led by certified instrumental music educator, Nichole Hartrick, YCC is proud to partner with the Detroit Public Schools Community District to provide this extra-curricular program at Clippert Academy in Southwest Detroit. YCC provides students with a band instrument, all supplies and music free of charge. In addition to learning how to read and perform music, students get to experience the excitement of “crashing” around their neighborhoods just like the street bands at the Crash festival do. Students also learn the art of improvisation and YCC songs frequently feature student soloists.
Studies have shown that students who study music perform better in their core classes and on standardized tests. Additionally, band kids have more self-confidence, a sense of community and an outlet for creativity and expression. Music education is a critical component of a well-rounded education and we are excited to provide this opportunity for students in Detroit.
YCC is always on the look out for quality used band instruments. If you have one lying around the house collecting dust, consider donating it for a student to use in the YCC band. Email email@example.com to coordinate drop-off logistics. Monetary donations are also needed to pay for instrument repairs, accessories (reeds, drum sticks, valve oil, etc.) and instruction materials. You can make a donation HERE.