ANDY VARGAS FOUNDATION
A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Tax Exempt Charitable Organization – The Andy Vargas Foundation was created to educate through Music and engage students with Mentors. We strive to provide participants with a clear understanding of education through music. To provide a positive music educational experience that would instill perseverance in each student and bring gratitude for the arts.
Maker Space & The Andy Vargas Foundation:
We as a “MakerSpace” a place where youth and talent can come and learn fundamental hands-on skills that lead to employable pathways and skillsets in the music industry, whether it’s: song writing, composing, producing, arranging, marketing the Andy Vargas Foundation along with other maker space collaborative partners like San Bernardino Community College District and Vocademy who have like philosophies on putting music and vocational skills back into education and our communities.
Music Life Mentoring
Give children the skill of self-regulation and get them ready for a successful life by using music as the mechanism for self-expression. Socialization, motor and basic skills are enhanced through music whether it be; instruments, voice, lyrics in a wide array of genre’s; rock, hip hop, jazz , country, classical, reggae, or rap. The importance of music is evident in all cultures. Music aids in brain development, retention, builds an appreciation and respect for others and creates a sense of community and pleasure. We have coined the phrase of “Super Hero’s” Local and National Celebrities, Sports Figures and other well know Music Artist to become mentors in every aspect of personal development for today’s youth, in academics, music and career goals.
Vargas Outreach Fund
The Andy Vargas Foundation has a commitment to helping those in need, whether fighting against disease, helping at-risk individuals, donating to education or simply in making our world a better place and through the support of our collaborative supporters we have created the “Vargas Outreach Fund” with other like-minded organizations, businesses and individuals who also want to make a difference in the communities we live in world-wide. Please help us be part of the solution, your tax deductible donation is appreciated and you have our sincerest gratitude
Time + Trust + Action = Good Youth
January 2016: we were able to take one of our young aspiring sound engineers with us to NAMM in Anaheim CA.
Our young audio subject spent two complete days with Producers, Writers, Musicians, Marketing opportunities, Branding Experiences, Industry Executives, Educational Music Professionals and Grammy Award winning Producers and Audio engineers. https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2016
In two days we were able to visit specific areas of the trade show and have our subject spend time with Industry Pro’s. Our subject is now spending one day a week at Tao Creative in Los Angeles learning Sound Design and working with Industry Professionals.
Time + Dedication + Action = Good Mentors
November 2015 brought many new opportunities for the Andy Vargas Foundation (AVF). Starting with the Hard Times music video filmed on location at L4L campus in Moreno Valley California. Our experience in working with youth and sharing the experience of music business was very rewarding.
Thanks to LEARN4LIFE ,Vince Varachun and the L4L Staff for all your help and support.
December 2015: The Andy Vargas Foundation, Tao productions LLC, Casa Blanca Home Of Neighborly Services, Raceway Ford Riverside CA and Hand of Hope Give to Live produced a Christmas Event in Riverside Ca. Our combined efforts fed close to 300 people, Provided Toys of over 400 Children ages Infant to 16 years old.
Entertainment was provided by Andy Vargas, T-Lopez, Latin Soul Connection, Kevin Never Talks and Leo
January 2016: The Andy Vargas Foundation began mentoring a young artist in the hip-hop genre. With guidance and commitment our young new talent is progressing into a promising young study.
June 2016: The Andy Vargas Foundation received an invitation to attend the 2016 Learn4Life graduation ceremonies where Andy Vargas served as Keynote speaker to over Two Hundred Students. Hearing stories of success from these students who have made a choices that made all the difference in their lives. Experiencing the joy from students who received scholarships was a life changing experience for all who attended.