Music Day

Music Day was founded in 2004 at the University of California, Santa Cruz by a former foster youth and Collegiate Fellow of the Smith Renaissance Society. The vision behind Music Day has always been to plant seeds in system-engaged youth (foster and probation) and those who have had similar adverse childhood experiences. The objective is to cultivate an environment, in an informal way, which allows the youth to visit a university campus, meet current UCSC students who have overcome similar challenges, and to see higher education as an obtainable goal for themselves.

Music Day 2017