Music Director for 1 week day camp Camp Xavier

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ORGANIZATION: The Academy Project -- The Co-Op

Summer Camp

This is our 7th year of Camp Xavier!
We are looking for a MUSIC DIRECTOR

Monday July 15th-Fridays July 19th
Approximately 3 Hours/day
Pico Union

Camp Xavier is a no-cost, week-long day camp for foster youth ages 8-11 Camp Xavier will be held on a beautiful school campus in Pico-Union from 7/15-7/19 Camp Xavier will be held from approximately 8:30am-4:30pm each day. We will be working with foster youth from the 3rd-6th grade.
The students will attend 5 days of day camp, where they will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as arts & crafts, sports, photography, and drama, (just to name a few).

Some info about being a Volunteer Counselor:

Volunteers will serve as Camp Counselors, the backbone of our program. The most important responsibility is being a positive role model to our campers, leading by example, and building their confidence and self-esteem. We are committed to delivering a quality, enriched experience for the children.

All volunteers will be required to take a background check, which we will pay for

What we are looking for in a Volunteer:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have a love of music
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of music enrichment projects
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Previous experience working at a summer camp would be great!
  • Specialty skills are desirable
  • Must be energetic, outgoing, fun & enthusiastic
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude and leadership skills
  • Must be self-motivated, innovative, creative, and flexible
  • Must be dependable and responsible with a great work ethic
Looking for someone that can create a five day music program for groups of youth ages 8-11. Can be music appreciation as well as learning about or playing music. We have lots of instruments and we will supply any supplies we don't have. We are excited to meet with you and talk with you about Camp Xavier and The Academy Project, and find out what we can do together to help bring foster youth from Los Angeles a great summer camp experience! ABOUT US:

The Academy Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working with foster youth in Los Angeles to improve life and academic outcomes through holistic support with community, education, and empowerment. We offer two programs: Camp Xavier, our summer program, and The Co-Op, our after-school program.

Did you know...
The STATE of California has a population of 65,000 foster youth. The COUNTY of Los Angeles has a population of 30,000 foster youth. The STATE of New York has a population of 26,000 foster youth. The systems set up to support foster youth in Los Angeles are overwhelmed and failing due to the incredible number of youth needing services

50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized 2 years after leaving the foster care system.

42% of foster youth will not graduate high school

Only 3% of Foster Youth go to college.

Because they are changing placements so often, Foster youth can attend anywhere from 7-20 schools while in care.

80% of Death Row inmates have been in foster care.

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About The Academy Project -- The Co-Op


Pico-Union, Los Angeles, CA 90015, US

Mission Statement

The Academy Project provides support and resources to foster youth in South Los Angeles, CA through education, empowerment, and community.


TAP provides an innovative, year-round, after-school alternative education engagement model. Students are guaranteed continued enrollment through to the completion of 8th grade regardless of placement changes.

The County of Los Angeles has more than 35,000 youth in the foster care system. That's not a typo. Los Angeles COUNTY has more foster youth than the STATE with the 2nd highest population, NY at 26,000 foster youth.

50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized upon leaving the foster care system.

Because they are changing placements so often, Foster youth can attend anywhere from 7-20 schools while in care.

The Academy Project (TAP) was born from the principle that keeping school as a point of stability can significantly help foster children succeed educationally while providing the opportunity to form strong relationships with peers and caring adults.

Engagement begins prior to the start of the school year with CAMP XAVIER, our 2 week summer day camp that culminates in a week-long sleep-away program partnered with UCLA Unicamp.

The Co-Op after school program meets every day and provides food, tutoring, and enrichment such as music appreciation and learning to play an instrument, and reading remediation partnered with a mentoring program.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Mon Jul 15, 2024 - Fri Jul 19, 2024
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Venice BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90006



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Music Therapy
  • Child Development
  • Percussion Instrument


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Approxiamtely 3 hours each day, plus time to create and plan for the projects.
  • There will be a brief training over the weekend before camp.

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