Urban Beats News Letter Vol. I
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March 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:
April Urban Beats Calendar
Event Recap: "THE WALK"
In January, Urban Beats produced an interactive art gallery and showcase called "The Walk." UB participants literally took attendees on a journey of what it is like to walk in the shoes of a TAY battling mental illness, homelessness, and many other issues. Both events were extremely successful and community members were able to enjoy live performances, games, and activities as well as create art to take home with them.  Check out pictures from both events HERE and HERE.
#UB30in30 Poetry Challenge
Last year, Urban Beats participated as a program in National Poetry Writing Month. Traditionally, poets use the month of April to push themselves to create pieces of work every day.
As an organization, Urban Beats will be participating by posting a poem each day by a member of the UB family (participants, staff, and supporters). This is an opportunity for the community to see how artistic expression is critical in changing the conversation surrounding mental health. We'll be collecting submissions HERE:
Upcoming UB Events
Malcolm X Library and Urban Beats are collaborating to host a youth open mic! This is a free and safe space for young adults to share their talents. This awesome event will take place at the brand new Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab inside of Malcolm X Library on March 23rd. RSVP to event HERE
Urban Life Ministries and Urban Beats are collaborating to bring Urban Mic Night on Friday, April 28th! This is a monthly open mic in South East San Diego for youth to share their talents in front of a supportive audience. The theme of this event is #RelationshipGoals so the youth are preparing some interesting activities and pieces about healthy relationships. As always there will be free food, games, and prizes! RSVP to the event HERE
My Sound Future is a Creative Career Expo and resource hub that allows youth to follow their heart by following their art! Urban Beats will be tabling at this event and youth will perform a twenty minute set for participants. 
If you'd like more information about My Sound Future and the Creative Career Expo, visit to learn more about the event. 
Youth Spotlight
Check out this poetry video project from Urban Beats participant Shawnene The Poet. 
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3330 Market
San Diego CA 92102
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2220 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102
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