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June 2017 Newsletter
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:
We Are Urban Beats!!!
June Urban Beats Calendar
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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
Come to UNMASKED and see youth unveiling their true selves. This event will artistically express the stories and the effect stigma has on youth people in San Diego. There will be poems, monologues, and varying forms of visual art.
For some people emotions can feel like a maze, like trying to figure out what door leads to positive feelings. Art and Music can be an impactful tool in navigating the world and expressing these emotions.
Come to UNLOCKED and explore a multi-sensory artistic maze created by youth to visualize their experiences with emotion.
Urban Beats will be Participating in the  5th annual 5K Walk for Sobriety on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at NTC Park at Liberty Station.  The Walk is an opportunity to bring help and hope to thousands of individuals and families braving the unforgiving cycle of addiction. All proceeds from the Walk for Sobriety benefit McAlister Institute, one of San Diego's leading resources for individuals and families impacted by addiction.  
We will be participating and performing at this year's Unity Games! The Unity Games take place on June 24th from 9:00-2:30 at Willie Henderson Sports Complex.  This free event is a single-elimination softball tournament between community groups and law enforcement agencies. This is a free community event and all ages are welcome. Feel free to email us for questions!
Becoming who we wish to be is a process that involves building ourselves over and over. Our youth decided to put together a festival that allows the community to see not only the struggles they have overcome but the gains they have made. 
From The Ground Up will be an interactive festival with live performances, panel discussions, games, and activities aimed at de-stigmatizing mental health!
Youth Spotlight
This month's spotlight goes to all of our youth who participated in our performance at Mental Health Matters Day in Sacramento! Our youth were given a platform to share their incredible talents and stories to guests and providers at this event. Thank you to everyone who made this possible for us!
Zima Creason- Mental Health America of California
Heidi Strunk- Advocacy Coordinator, California Association of Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations
Mental Health America Oversite and Accountability Commission
County of San Diego
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3330 Market
San Diego CA 92102
(619) 736- 552

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2220 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 232-8126
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