Global Perspectives & Keys, Beats, Bars

Global Perspectives (GP) and Keys, Beats, Bars are Multicultural Educational Group Support Sessions (MEGSS) designed by Adam Carpinelli for incarcerated and underserved youth.  The project was founded and piloted in 2015 as a pilot curriculum in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations for Oregon Youth Authority (OYA)  with the plan of designing a state-wide curriculum in Oregon.  Since then the groups have continued to develop and spread at OYA facilities.

Keys, Beats, Bars (KBB) is the musical arm of the GP curriculum and was piloted in 2016 at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon.  KBB continues to grow as a community music program serving underserved youth and fostering public discussion around mass incarceration with a focus on how youth are affected.