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Ben Ede YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist

Ben has been working to give kids a chance since 2008, when he became a founding teacher and program coordinator for Kid City South Park, a program in downtown LA that reaches disadvantaged youth with positive after-school activities. At Kid CIty, Ben tutored students in academic subjects, created a rock band, jazz band and all-girl pop group and organized activities to encourage youth to be involved with bettering the community. As the fourth/fifth grade academic tutor with YOLA at HOLA, Ben is especially passionate about integrating arts with academics in order to engage students in learning and connect their music education with academic success. Ben is dedicated to providing his students with tools that will allow them to effectively communicate their ideas and explore their passions.

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