Artists as Agents of Change
The Power of Song educates about social justice issues through song, theater and art. The goal is to inspire mentoring of youth and community service while promoting use of the arts in conflict resolution. We see an opportunity to effect our communities through each of our programs at and on each stage we share. We believe artists have unique ability of changing the world one stage at a time.
We believe that the arts have the unique ability to bridge divides, to heal brokenness and to unite communities in ways few other efforts can. We have witnessed it again and again through our work, as teenagers who endured physical beatings in bullying incidents found restoration through mentoring and music experienced in our programs as well as a sense of personal responsibility to the world in which they live through the inspiration of our efforts leading to them to go on missions to places like Africa to participate in uplifting communities.
Our productions and other programming have reached thousands of people each year. The Power of Song Inc. was born from a request in 2014 by now Florida Senator Darryl Rouson to create a song event that would serve as a official kick-off event for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in St. Petersburg, Fla. The organization formed as a Florida non-profit corporation in 2015 in St. Petersburg, where it continues to be headquartered, and is also now incorporated in Los Angeles California.
Our partnerships with other organizations have enabled them to grow. And we have inspired new leaders and the creation of other organizations, all while fostering a sense of hope in a world with too much conflict.
But we believe there is power in the arts. And we welcome the support of those who believe in The Power of Song.