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We are so grateful for the financial support that we receive from individuals and organizations. It is due to their generosity and their belief in the work that we do that we can continue to grow and connect our services with the young people that need to be seen and heard.
Our three tiered system of programming (career skill building workshops, all ages concerts and economic development via paid gigs) creates a music ecosystem that includes youth artists.
If you or your organization is looking for a growing nonprofit that has a track record of creating safer spaces, return participants and outcomes that uplift and supports the youth of our community then we’d love to chat with you.
Why we do what we do.
“Parenting teenagers is a hard job. Finding a creative outlet is even harder with so many schools cutting creative arts out of the curriculum. Music has been great for my own teen boys and I know it helps so many others by keeping them grounded, staying out of trouble, building self-esteem and those with mental health issues like anxiety and depression music can be a great source of therapy. Teens that love music enough to spend hours perfecting their craft can only go so far in the bedroom. Having the opportunity to get those important hours in the real world by performing in front of others is the next step. With limited venues that are 21 and under around PDX it is hard for them to get the real world experience and extra hours needed to perfect the performance part of the journey. Friends of Noise has been instrumental in filling that void. They have not only provided the venues and shows but have given kids the opportunity to learn the business aspect of getting gigs, networking and promotion. It is amazing to see how much Friends of Noise has grown and how many students and young adults they have supported these past few years. Friends of Noise presence in the community has brought many youth together with mentors, other youth with the same goals and helped them develop skills needed to become future artists.”
– Donna Cruz-Moreno – Parent
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