The Andy Vargas Foundation was created to educate through Music and engage students with Mentors.
The Andy Vargas Foundation strives to provide students with a clear understanding of education through music. We utilize mentors to provide a positive experience that will help instill perseverance into each student and bring appreciation for the arts.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Sharing the Soul of Music though vocals, performance and philanthropy.
The Andy Vargas Foundations mission is to enrich the lives of our youth by creating new music programs through collaborations with other foundations and or the development of music educational programs within existing programs. AVF is harnessing these efforts and turning these initiatives into reality by providing pathways for our students that may lead to careers as a result of being mentored by industry professionals.
In 2017, we built on our successes and continue to build our foundation to impact the lives of more youth. Alongside the San Bernardino Community College District, “Maker Space” was created. A Maker Space is a place where the children can come and learn fundamental hands-on skills and hone in on their talents that lead to employment and skill-sets in the music industry. Whether it is through song writing, composing, producing, arranging or marketing the Andy Vargas Foundation works together with others who have like philosophies on putting music and vocational skills back into education and our communities.
Our campaigns have provided outreach support to outstanding organizations. The collaboration with these organizations have proven our efforts and career outcomes have been successful by working with organizations such as, KVCR Media (Television and Radio content Providers), “Love Thy Neighbor” in San Diego and working with Tijuana orphanages that support children with Aids through a massive toy drive.
Recently, AVF collaborated its efforts in a fundraising event which supported the Hug Alliance Foundation, held at the Agape International Spiritual Center, which has over 500,000 followers. Their foundation provides support services to a broad range of audiences and causes. AVF’s present fundraising projects include: the development of a music benefit gala featuring the musical talents of the Souleros band ft. Andy Vargas. AVF will be working in collaboration with the Infinite Hero and The Ace Foundations at this July 2018 fundraising campaign which will held in Littleton, Colorado.
Benefits Of Music Programs in Schools
Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
Schools that have music programs have an attendance rate of 93.3% compared to 84.9% in schools without music programs.
Students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs.
Increase participation and interest in music for at-risk youth and young adults to promote greater comprehension of music production for the under-served youth and young adults within our communities that encourages and promotes vocational certification to create pathways into the music industry.
URBAN FITNESS 911 located at King Drew High School located in Los Angeles California where Andy spoke his testimony to the youth, Urban Fitness 911 is an organization that emphasizes life long exercise, healthy cooking and nutrition, academic tutoring and inspirational experiences with amazing people and places in the community
ETMLA – Education Through Music Los Angeles, Andy along with Michael Carey and Joe Mendez, put on an exciting acoustic performance for this years ETMLA school gatherings… which partners throughout Los Angeles with inner city schools to provide music education as a core subject for all students in the school.
Please help us to be a part of the solution! #BeTheChange
By donating to the Andy Vargas Foundation. With your tax-deductible donation we can continue to support and contribute to all of the changes that we and our foundation friends want to see in this world. Philanthropy for our youth is where it is at!
Our Tax Deductible Non Profit 501(c)(3) donation of funds, services or merchandise can be sent to:
Sherman Oaks California 91413 USA