Today's Future Sound Annual Fundraiser 2023

Meeting kids where they're at, on their headphones

This #GivingTuesday please donate to #KeepKidsMakingBeats in 2024

At Today’s Future Sound (TFS), we believe that Hip Hop music and culture can be a powerful vehicle to change a young person’s life.

Kids need mental health support now more than ever, but nothing works if they don’t show up or they don’t engage with the practitioner. Our Beat Making classes are fun, educational, and because of our trained leaders, therapeutic and healing.  

Our groups meet kids where they are, on their headphones, and offer a culturally responsive, educational, therapeutic, and social intervention that helps them develop healthy ways to deal with stress and trauma. 

Our Impact in 2023

  • 2000+ kids spent 2000 hours with our instructors learning beats and making tracks
  • Kids made 364 beat tracks on 17 albums available for download on BandCamp
  • Lead Instructors worked at 2 juvenile halls, providing TBM groups to kids who truly need it most
  • Our team took #TEAMBeats to Argentina and Mexico, to train musicians and rappers to work with kids in Buenos Aires and Pueblo
  • Our director shared the latest research on Hip Hop music interventions, with mental health practitioners at The Next 50 years of Hip Hop Conference

We need your help to #KeepKidsMakingBeats in 2024. Your gift will:

  • Keep kids in juvenile detention working with our highly trained instructors
  • Expand our workshops to more students in Oakland
  • Train more youth development professionals in our model
  • Bring joy to students in schools and community settings

What the Kids Say

“I feel good when making music and it takes me away from distraction”

“I learned if I want to do something hard, I can”

“Making beats is the best day ever!” 

What the Teachers Say









How would you like to support?


Recent Activity

Name Aaron Rodwin
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $75.00
Date 02/13/24
Message Appreciate you, Elliot, and all the dope work TFS does for the youth!
Name Memmott Consulting
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $100.00
Date 02/13/24
Name Andrew Wang
Activity Type Donation(Recurring)
Amount $25.00
Date 01/27/24
Name Michele Hurowitz
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $100.00
Date 01/08/24
Name Adam Cath
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $500.00
Date 01/08/24

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