Youth Served Annually
Percent of MusiCore grads pursue college or trades
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Dollars paid annually to teens for learning creative skills

Info@RocktotheFuture.org   |   215-302-9633   |   Mailing Address: 1201 North 3rd St. #283 Philadelphia, PA 19122 

Rock to the Future supports positive youth development and economic empowerment through free, student-driven music programs for Philadelphia youth in under-resourced areas. We provide consistent, high-quality, trauma-informed music programs for more than a thousand youth annually in-school, after school, and during the summer in schools, community locations, and the juvenile justice system.

Through our programs, talented and eager children, teens, and young people build confidence, positive relationships, and community connection, which supports mental well-being, staying in school and pursuing professional pathways, and peaceful communities. Through the bridge of music, we also provide direct college and trade readiness support, mentoring, and connection to resources. Rock to the Future also works directly with youth in incarceration and diversion and supports the re-entry process, and is the only music provider in the city that provides intergenerational programming for youth to learn music with a trusted adult in their lives.

Learn more about our mission and model.

"Rock to the Future: Born to Shine" Music for All Ball 2024 - Fundraiser and Gala
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Music for All Ball: Born to Shine!

Join us in paving the way for youth to radiate their brilliance at our annual fundraiser, Music for All Ball, on April 20, 2024, at World Cafe Live! 

Attendees will be treated to a concert with notable Philadelphian performers Khemist and Sam Rise, as well as Rock to the Future Students. Quentin Williams will emcee. Expect to enjoy drinks, food, and opportunities to mingle with our team and fellow supporters! 


Click here to buy tickets!
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Have you seen our latest impact report? Take a deep dive today to learn more about how our programs are Guiding Pathways to Brighter Future's through the Power of Music. Through music we build pathways to peaceful ecosystems, economic empowerment and holistic wellness.

Thank you to all supporters for believing in the magic of music with us!

See Full Impact Report


Register now for In-person programs in Kensington, Germantown, Hunting Park, and West Philadelphia.

All programs are free, instruments are provided, and no experience is necessary!

More programs coming soon! Follow us on Instagram to stay connected for new program openings.

Having trouble signing up? Contact Info@RocktotheFuture.org or call/text 215-302-9633 for help registering.

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