The Marigold Music Program (MMP) is working to close the accessibility gap between marginalized youth and music education. Our three divisions,

a Summer Music Intensive,

a Civic Engagement and Community Co-op course elective,

and 1-on-1 Mentorship,


will be fully-funded for all participants and will motivate and empower youth to achieve their fullest potential to build stronger, more resilient communities.

We believe everyone has the right to create, perform, and participate in the arts. We are named the Marigold Music Program because we want to provide an enriching environment where everyone gets the support they need to grow. Many institutions and programs cater to a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, and we refuse to comply. At MMP, everyone is looked after, everyone is nurtured, and everyone has the opportunity to flourish.


“It was the fault of the earth, the land, of our town. I even think now that the land of the entire country was hostile to the marigolds that year. This soil is bad for certain kinds of flowers. Certain seeds it will not nurture, certain fruit it will not bear, and when the land kills of its own volition, we acquiesce and say the victim had no right to live.”

The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)