Extended Community

Youth aged 13-18 identify and achieve academic and personal development goals by creating and producing music ranging in genre from Hip-Hop to traditional Mexican Ranchera/Corridos and Reggaeton. Ultimately, youth have the opportunity to trade their improved school grades and behaviors for additional recording studio time beyond their class time.

Shelter Nights with San Diego Youth Services’ Emergency Youth Shelter: After checking into the Emergency Teen shelter for the night, youth are brought to the TDHF studio to create original music and poetry. TDHF programming encourages staying engaged in the creative process (and safely off the street) as SDYS staff find long-term housing options. Youth have the opportunity to transition to other TDHF programs once they find stable housing.


To provide life-changing education, adult relationships, and career opportunities for transitional-aged youth through advanced media production training.


A Community of young content creators empowered to provide professional production services for their community and the world.