“Message in the Music” is an interactive program for youth interested in music. It consists of character and confidence building through artistic activities. Music has been found to boost memory and learning abilities within youth. It also helps to improve critical thinking skills by taking an analytical approach to studying current popular music trends. This critical thinking carries over into creative expression by giving students the tools to create their own songs, poetry, vlogs and documentaries in the future. The program also introduces students to creative workshops to implement their newfound skills.