Urban Beats is an innovative artistic expression program for Transition Age Youth (TAY) who are between the ages of 16 and 25. Urban Beats aims to increase engagement in mental health treatment by creating and delivering TAY focused artistic productions and social media messaging. If you are interested in receiving more information about Urban Beats feel free to email us at: email@example.com
Check out our new intro video produced by new staff member , Ignatius "Iggy" Nguyen!
October Urban Beats Calendar
Urban Beats will be at Zine Fest this year! Come on by and say hello to us. We will be giving out FREE ZINES!! Click on the image for more event details.
DID YOU KNOW???
Did you know that youth who complete the first 6 weeks of Urban Beats classes receive a $50 gift card to Target?!?! Now you do! Check out our calendar to find a class that fits your schedule!
Upcoming UB Events
Malcolm X Library and Urban Beats have collaborated to host a youth open mic! This is a free community event created to allow young adults to express themselves in a safe space! Come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday for an amazing night of self expression and talent!
The event will be located in the brand new Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab inside of Malcolm X Library. Get more info HERE
If you're between the ages of 16 and 25 and are looking for a place to explore musical art mediums, come join us for #MusicMondays at Urban Beats!
This is a great opportunity for youth to explore mediums such as beat making, studio production, singing, rapping, guitar playing, and much more. This workshop is FREE. All you need to do is show up!
Do you have an interest in writing? Then you should join us at Urban Beats for #FreeWriteFriday !! This 1 hour workshop is a great place for youth to explore creative writing with their peers. Prepare to be inspired! See you Friday!
This month San Diego Urban Beats is excited to highlight another talented Artist David Fuentes. David has participated in previous cohorts and maintains ongoing engagement within the program. He is currently working on new projects for his cohort. David primarily has explored creating visual art using felt tip pens; however has since branched out into exploring a variety of mixed media concepts. His work usually is accompanied by some of his writings. David draws influence from his personal struggles, accomplishments, dreams and general mixture of pop culture from music, television and movies. We are excited to see what is to come from this young talented artist.