IRIE RHYTHMS ACADEMY
Irie Foundation has partnered with Carnival Foundation, Miami Heat Charitable Fund, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami to house our technologically elite, state-of-the-art education center. Serving as a solution to a definitive lack of structured community after school programs in South Florida, Irie Rhythms Academy will provide music, arts, and literacy programs at no cost to its students. The Foundation’s team is working to build STEAM curricula in addition to free music lessons. Irie Rhythms will be a one of a kind experience for students, elementary through high school. It will be a safe space with structured activities to improve academic performance and decrease after school violence and mischief.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Irie Rhythms Academy will be located on the fourth floor of the new Carnival Center for Excellence building. This state-of-the-art music production facility will be the star of the building that also houses a brand new computer lab, modern styled young adult dream library, comfortable space for homework and tutoring, and a fitness room donated by the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund.
Unlike any other recording studio, Irie Rhythms is designed to use music as a tool to teach students lessons and keep them curious. Working in the studio will help them to build social networks, analyze data, be creative, peer-review, communicate positively, and continuously strive for self-improvement.
- DJing, Recording and Mixing
- Vocals and Instruments | Piano, Guitar, Percussion, and Afro Caribbean Drums
- Audio/Visual and Photography
The philosophy of STEAM is described as Science and Technology interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements. Art is often overlooked as an academic subject thus relegating it to extracurricular activity. We at Irie Foundation understand the importance of art for creative planning and problem solving. Empirical data suggests that science, technology, engineering, and math are essential skills for teaching how things relate to each other. We champion the inclusion of art as we develop a new generation of thinkers. Creativity, collaboration, and innovation are the essential skills of the future.