To provide educational and entertaining multi-cultural arts and productions which feature our program beneficiaries, linkage partners and BAM network of musicians.
As a means to help restore mental and spiritual health, our collaborative efforts offer the therapeutic value of cultural music and fine arts to people who are marginalized, silenced or at risk for violence, social injustice, prejudice, and isolation. Many of those we serve have experienced traumas related to violence.
Our driving core focuses are:
Bridget Means has served the city of Chicago for over 20 years carrying out duties as the administrative director for Chicago’s 28th Ward Alderman’s office located on Chicago’s Westside. She has also served as a Cook county clerk of courts manager. She is a mother to 8 young adults and Grandmother to 9 children.
Sam Cockrell is a professionally recorded bassist, band leader, music instructor and mentor with over 40 years of experience in the music industry. He has been inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.
Darlene Garner- Director, Case manager/Program coordinator
Darlene Garner holds (MSW, LCPC) and is responsible for counselling and case file management.
Kevin Means- Exec. Director /Program coordinator
Kevin Means is a 25 year career Electrical engineer and has studied the Bachelors Science Nonprofit Administration programs at Trinity International University and Criminal Justice at Chaminade University of Honolulu. He holds Associates of Liberal Arts degrees from The University of Hawaii and ITT Technical institute. He is an 8 year Veteran Army officer. Mr. Means has over 20 years of service as a Minister of Music.