American Peace Day is a non profit organization. We are the stakeholders of the M.E. (Music Escape) Festival which is a free festival experience for teenagers, young adults and the community.
American Peace Day services individuals in poverty specifically unaccompanied teenagers, young adults and young adults with children. Our purpose is to mitigate the impact of homelessness on minors and young adults through a network of services that model the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s guiding principles. We partner with service providers that provide immediate accessibility, services that are developmentally appropriate for youth, culturally competent, Trauma Informed and based on Positive Youth Development principles. We collaborate with organizations that emphasize family reunification, resiliency strategies and provide services that are individualized, flexible and choice based.
We design programs and events that are responsive to run away and homeless youth and youth at risk of being homeless. We strive to be a lead organization in the community responsible for coordinating, planning and keeping partners organized. We help develop the vision and design integrated and innovative systems for youth. We work to connect community partners and resources into a coordinated community approach to address the youth homeless issue.
The M.E. Festival is an outdoor music festival providing solutions for youth who may be experiencing challenges with housing in LA County. This outreach event combines social services with music to establish an atmosphere where youth can develop themselves into something positive.
Are you passionate about reaching young people? Let us know! Our program has open spaces for panel discussions, workshops, vendors, promotion, entertainment, speakers and art showcase.
We help you reach young people in the community and spread your core message through our music and art platform.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission of ending youth homelessness.
The M.E. Festival (formerly known as the American Peace Day Music & Arts Festival) is a non-profit event. We service unaccompanied teens, young adults and young adults with kids. The M.E. Festival is organized by the non profit American Peace Day.
The festival is free and open to the public.
We held our first event in August 2018. We look forward to finding more solutions for young people who need housing in Los Angeles.