One BEAT Away is a non-profit 501(c)(3) created in 2015 with the purpose of using informal music therapy to support memory recall and emotions with seniors battling dementia. Each senior also receives a prayer blanket as an added source of comfort. To date, One BEAT Away has served and donated blankets to over 500 seniors.
The mission of One BEAT Away is to use the power of music to heal, inspire and improve access for sick, under-resourced and disenfranchised individuals.
One BEAT Away will always advocate and support positive human potential, stability, healing, growth, unity, peace and love.
We accomplish our mission by:
1) Using music as a medium to support emotion and memory recall in Alzheimer patients.
2) Providing financial support to students and schools in improvised areas to improve access to music and the arts.
One BEAT Away partners with high school & post-secondary schools to create One BEAT Away Clubs at their schools. Students with a music background and/or love for music can join their schools club to serve a local senior living center and conduct informal music therapy in their memory care units. Clubs receive formal training including recommended song lists and replicate our model with seniors.
To get your school involved, please email Donar Juba-Johnson at Donar@onebeataway.org.
One BEAT Away donates prayer blankets to every senior in the memory centers we work with. Blankets provide an additional sense of warmth, safety and comfort to seniors.
My musical journey as a young adult continues to be beyond incredible having been blessed with numerous once in a lifetime opportunities including performing at Carnegie Hall.
However, along my journey I've witnessed many students missing out on amazing opportunities due to a lack of affordability and exposure. I pledge to use my artistic, philanthropic and leadership platform to continually open access for any student interested in experiencing or becoming trained in the performing arts area, but cannot afford such. Help us help a child live out their artistic dreams by making a financial donation in any amount!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.