Pioneer Valley Performing Arts MAPS Program

Since 2005, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in South Hadley has partnered with New York City students as part of the Music and Poetry Synchronized Program (MAPS). MAPS brings together students from different geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds to collaborate on music and poetry.

In the past fifteen years, over 450 middle and high school students have participated in the program. Executive Director Tom Willits and Program Officer Ilana Morris join Connecting Point’s Zydalis Bauer to talk more about the program.