Sunday, September 18 · 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Kaos 89.3 Fm – Olympia
Music Mentor Academies (MMA) designed and facilitated the first Washington State Tribal youth addiction prevention academy and the first Yakama Tribal youth Meth prevention academy in 2009
418 Washington State Youth from 27 public schools have graduated from (MMA) trainings including 180 youth from the following Washington state tribes: Lummi, Swinomish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot, Nooksack, Yakama, Chehalis, Skokomish and Squaxin.
The Washington State Music Mentors (WAMM) were selected top prevention team by their peers at the 2009 Washington Prevention Youth Forum.
WAMM were awarded a scholarship from Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna to represent Washington youth at the 2010 CADCA leadership Forum where they will present their music mentor training.
WAMM received the 2009 national award for excellence from the National Council on Problem Gambling for their youth created “Game Over” DVD and lesson plan
WAMM team members have presented their music to over 9000 students and educators in their first year including music keynotes at: The Washington State Youth Spring Forum, The Western Regional Conference on Problem Gambling, the Yakama Nation Youth Meth Summit, The Governors Juvenile Justice Conference, The Four Directions Tribal Problem Gambling Conference and the Washington State Tribal Youth Music Academy.
Current Washington Governor Chris Gregoire commissioned MMA to develop the first youth created violence prevention music video, ‘Hands” in 2004
Over 380 educators have completed our (MMA) approved clock hour trainings nationally including 157 in Washington state.