Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) is a community-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the healthy social, cultural, and academic development of at-risk, inner-city youth through education in the arts.

MECA offers classical and ethnic arts education, sports, and recreation, and support services to approximately 3,000 students a year through the In-School, After-School, and Summer Arts...


MECA’s vision is to be a nationally-recognized multicultural community center known for its:

High-quality instruction, performance and demonstration of the performing, visual and cultural arts
Excellent academic and social support services for youth and their families
Special events and celebrations that reflect our diverse communities


MECA is a place where students are:
Encouraged to explore their destiny
Able to express themselves creatively
Given many opportunities for their future
Free to make mistakes
Able to gain the self-confidence that comes from achievement
Taught the importance of discipline to achieve academically
Accepted and valued
Respectful to other

MECA is an organization that emphasizes:
Creativity to nurture for growth and expression
Individual respect
Caring attitudes can get you far

Created By:

Taylan Williams and Charidy Ford :)

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