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El SISTEMA: JUVENILE DETENTION/JAIL

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Published on May 2, 2008

CRISIS IN NYC--PLEASE HELP US! FOR MORE INFO GO TO http://elsistema-nyc.org/

Juvenile detention center youth orchestra and music program saved the life of Lenar Acosta.

A former jail is transformed into a music center.

Might we be able to help increase jobs in upstate NY where almost empty juvenile detention centers could be converted and transformed into arts and music centers?
http://timesunion.com/AspStories/stor...

http://communityconnectionsnyc.org/20...
According to the latest NYC Mayor's Management Report, it costs around $200,000 a year to keep one juvenile delinquent in detention.

High school costs only $12,000 per student.

Might we be able to use the infinitely mysterious power of music to transform the lives of ALL children by emulating Dr. José Antonio Abreu's innovative socialization through music programs?

For more about El Sistema in penitentiaries, please go to:
http://tipom.wordpress.com/2008/05/27/8/

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