EDUCATION & ENTERTAINMENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP MUSIC BASED PROGRAM
M.A.D. M.A.C. believes that the future lives on through the actions of our youth and we must educate our youth to be positive and productive members of society. We believe education starts at home, blossoms in schools, and flourishes in the community. While M.A.D. M.A.C. realizes that education is a key and essential part of youth success and subsequent career opportunities, we use a realistic approach to raising youth out of poverty, crime, and violence, by offering alternative options for high-risk youth. Our programs focus on learning through hands-on experience such as working with and learning from people in vocational industries such as music, entertainment, film, fashion, real estate, construction, and small businesses. We feel that a full 92% of high-risk youth do not pursue or complete a post-secondary education program, we should provide youth with exposure to a myriad of career choices, which include traditional college education’s, vocational fields, trades, and private industry.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE “OUR FUTURE”
The mission of M.A.D. M.A.C. is to provide an innovative, cost-effective, accessible approach to problems facing at risk youth and adults in society who are negatively impacted by gangs, crime, and peer pressure. These factors contribute greatly to diminished education outcomes in our youth and students, many of whom need psychological tools and training to correct negative attitudes and motivate themselves to make better life choices.
The purpose of M.A.D. M.A.C. is to provide a comprehensive Entrepreneurship based educational training program that facilitates the implementation of self-esteem, life management skills, and opportunities for careers in the entertainment, real estate, pro-sound, and videography industries. At the completion of the program, students will be able to expand on their training in such fields as, sales, video production, sound production, management, promotion, production, marketing, and public relations within the entertainment, real estate, loan, pro-sound, and videography industry. The program gives our students a creative outlet to positively channel their energies, while acquiring the skills they need for future financial independence through entrepreneurship.
M.A.D. M.A.C. FOUNDATION was founded in April of 1996, with a vision to keep at risk youths away from gangs, drugs, and the many negative avenues presented to youth today. While growing up around gangs and drugs, our founder found sports, dancing, and music to be an outlet from the harsh realities of the streets and projects. With the growing support of many nationally recognized celebrities, Kevin strives to continue to provide children and young adults with an opportunity to create a way out of the inevitable realities of incarceration and death.
The M.A.D. M.A.C. program provides an alternative education experience that accelerates applied learning experiences. Upon program completion, students are prepared to reenter the classroom for further and higher education.
The Math curriculum focuses on applied math in inventory management, budget preparation, royalty calculations, and accounting principles (receivables and payables). Constant calculation using computers and pencil are a part of the daily educational experience.
The English curriculum includes a daily journal of events (written communication). Verbal communication with music artists, clients, and sponsors enhance the student’s public speaking skills. The expression of ideas and experiences are verbalized in-group sessions and students are required to put their ideas and thoughts on paper. Grammar and spelling are emphasized daily. The exchange of ideas among students is encouraged, and individual reports are researched, written and presented by the students.
Science technology is a daily part of the curriculum. Students are taught how to operate personal computers (software & hardware), recording and editing techniques, PA systems, mixing boards, and other sound/production equipment. The understanding of how and why the electronic equipment and techniques operate are a key part of the curriculum. MAD MAC provides a general base for studies in this scientific technology field. These components of science are truly applied in each student’s daily life and become second nature.
Self-esteem develops as a result of students working together as a team. Students successfully work together on projects from start to finish. The development of team spirit and the desire to allow others to have input in their daily life transfers a need to be part of a working and creative society. Students learn to consider what others think and how others react to everyday stress. They also learn how to function under pressure with grace.
Donations to M.A.D. M.A.C. Foundation are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; our tax identification number is 68-0385064.