FIRST WEDNESDAYS AT FAT TUESDAY
JUST CLICK THE 50/50 RAFFLE BUTTON!!!
Your $5 donation receipt will be entered into our 50/50 raffle drawing during our music events at Fat Tuesday and Cactus Jacks. So be sure to attend.
Raffle entries are only good for the calendar month of entry.
Proceeds help to support our efforts to provide after school music
The BAM MUSIC AND FINE ARTS Event is a community gathering of people who are against youth violence,crime and substance abuse. Musicians are welcome to sit in.
BAM MUSIC AND FINE ARTS EVENTS FAT TUESDAY WESTGATE ARE OPEN TO ANYONE AGE 21+. MUSICIANS AND VOCALIST ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME OUT AND SIT IN.
Welcome to BAM MUSIC AND FINE ARTS Event, where we bring together the Community,, Public officials and Musicians to intervene against the challenges faced by our youth and young adults. Crime, violence, homelessness and substance abuse plague our city and metropolis. Our goal is to inspire and educate. We encourage Musicians, Educators, Public officials and Law enforcement to come out for our monthly live music events at FAT TUESDAY. We look forward to seeing you there!
To provide educational and entertaining multi-cultural arts and productions which feature our program beneficiaries, linkage partners and BAM network of musicians.
Our mission began in 2005 with the vision to provide transitional housing and supportive services for adult men from substance abuse, mental illness and homelessness; while sharing our love for Jesus Christ.
BAM House developed BAM Building Maintenance Services and BAM Foods as a means to financially support our efforts while providing paid on the job training for BAM House residents.
We provided Food service for special events and festivals and we provided contracted building maintenance and repairs for customers and supporters at discounted rates.
Bam House established reputation as a strict tough love program while helping beneficiaries to achieve their goals.
Our grass-roots efforts helped us to keep our doors open with a minimum operating budget.
We continuously fulfilled our mission by providing our residents with tools to become self-sufficient; which empowered them to pay their own program fees.
No one was turned away due to inability to pay. Our organization solely relied on the financial support of donors and payment of program fees by the residents we served.
CHICAGO PROJECT SAPP VIOLENCE
(AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM)
BAM house received a Grant from the State of Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, and with the support of Governor Pat Quinn, Former Illinois State Senator Annazette Collins and Chicago 28th ward Alderman Ed Smith we developed Project SAPP Violence. The project helped to reduce risk factors for violence and increased protective factors for youth ages 10-17. The after school program offered fine arts and performing arts activities to youth ages 10-17. The project was carried out at (2) two Chicago Public Schools, Marshall H.S and Tipton Elementary.
40 beneficiaries were registered for the summer camping trip which took place August 20- 24, 2012. Activities included: Camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, orienteering, music lessons and performances.
(SUMMER SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM)
During spring of 2022, BAM partnered with The BLACK MOTHER'S FORUM to provide summer school music programs to serve Phoenix youth. They learned music history, appreciation, basic theory and composed a song entitled "Love makes me feel happy and safe'.
MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER & links to original music "Written By Kevin Means"
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