Helping them have the right exposure for their bright future
Empowering local youth with our tools & experience
Letting them be creative to discover their strengths
Mount Vernon NY, a city only 4x4.2 square miles, known for great basketball athletes, iconic actors and famous rap artists. This city once nicknamed Money Earn’n had gained the nickname Murderville with crime reaching an all time high in the year 2016. Our city had suffered 11 murders, 31 rapes, 156 robberies and 259 assaults according to City-Data.com. It was now June of 2016 and Wilbert Francis Jr. was shot 13 times and killed. Hope for a better future was not something realistic for the local youth.
Meanwhile, Reggie Huggins, local CEO and Music Producer of Bedroc Records, deliberated a strategic plan to redirect the focus of youth in the community. Reggie and his team allowed 50+ youth and young adults to come together and use his music studios to create a project called “The Four Square Peace Project”. Throughout that summer, Reggie, his business partner Chris, and various city officials guided young aged inexperienced youth and discovered their insane talent. They produced a music compilation of bonafide hits.
Unfortunately without proper financial support the project was at a stand still. This bothered Reggie and so he decided to start a non profit organization to raise funds, train our youth and support their dreams. With heartfelt support of individuals, after two years Society of Friends Inc. emerged.
Our mission is to serve the communities of Westchester County beginning with the City of Mount Vernon, NY. Through music, arts, and other projects we provide a welcoming atmosphere and an opportunity of creativity, free expression, development and love of neighbor and neighborhoods. We will produce music and videos that will invigorate the soul and awaken all senses.
Sign up to one of our programs in Multimedia, Film, Photography, Performing & Visual Arts, Technology, Coding and Robotics. We will provide you with all you need to create your self a better future in the industry.
Make a difference in the life of our youth. Sharing your expertise in Multimedia, Film, Photography, Performing & Visual Arts, Technology, Coding and Robotics can change the projectors of a young person’s future.
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