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Change the future of Boston's youth by making a donation to support BTO, today! 


Black and Latinx families face poverty at higher rates compared to other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. 


Almost 20% of Black families and 28% of Latinx families live below the poverty line, compared with 8% on average for all families. This lack of economic resources combined with the lack of music and arts education in Boston Public Schools means that these students are unable to access these important resources for a creative outlet. Furthermore, mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety are more prevalent in these communities, yet resources are notoriously difficult to access through traditional channels. BTO empowers young artists to explore their creativity while promoting mental health healing from trauma. 


A gift of:


$50 can provide meals for one of our workshops for all program participants 


$100 can provide one mental health counseling session for one youth participant


$250 can provide transportation home from our programs for one youth participant for the program year


$500 can pay for a workshop facilitator to speak to participants about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, leadership development, and other topics


$1,000 can provide buy a Macbook to be used for programming


Don’t forget that your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will go directly toward BTO's life-changing programs.


Employee Match Programs:

Check with your employer regarding matching gifts. Many organizations match their employee's donations to nonprofit organizations.


Please email  if you would like to make a contribution via wire transfer, grant, or donor-advised fund. Checks can be mailed to: Beat the Odds, 634 Warren St., Boston, MA 02121.

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