What we do.

We partner middle school students with professional musicians to create radio ready songs. The students write the lyrics, the musicians compose and record the music, and together they collaborate on the production of a professionally recorded song. Bringing schools, families, and communities together, The Dick & Jane Project gives young people the confidence to know that their words can impact people beyond the classroom walls in a very real way. Through songwriting, we create engaging learning environments that put students on the path to life-long success.

Our values.

Students

We facilitate unique, creative, and transformative experiences for students.

Collaboration

We build collaborative relationships with students, school personnel, families and musicians.

Creativity

We challenge the status quo in fresh and innovative ways by fostering creative expression through music and writing.

Empowerment

We unlock potential and empower students to discover their voice through songwriting.

Listening

We listen deeply to the diverse voices of students and individual artists.

Labs.

Outside of the in-class workdays, workshops rely on the application to connect students and professionals beyond the school walls. Through Labs, students strategically use technology and digital media to set specific goals, engage in a range of collaborative discussions, edit and revise their writing, and maintain a consistent stream of communication throughout the process.