Anaheim’s R.Y.T.M.O founders and Team to be inducted into the International Educators’ Hall of Fame

Editors note: This is the third of a multi-part series of columns on inductees for the 2015 International Educators’ Hall of Fame.


Project R.Y.T.M.O. (Reaching Youth Through Music Opportunities) was founded by Joey Arreguin, President, and Michael Anderson, Vice-President and Executive Director of a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (CLAMA) — dedicated to serving youth who desire a career in the arts, and who, oftentimes come from low-income communities. R.Y.T.M.O. provides a unique, positive and creative environment to youth in Orange County. Music technology is the chief medium of instruction.


It is an after-school music program with a mission is to “educate, equip and empower youth through music, technology and the arts.”

Participants develop practical skills to express their creative talents, attain greater personal achievement, and gain fundamental occupational skills for the music industry. At the same time, it is committed to teaching life-enriching skills: goal-setting, project planning, leadership, professionalism, group interaction, and disciplined behavior.

As a local Anaheim group R.Y.T.M.O. will be receiving awards at the Youth-on-the-Move International Educators’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 24th from 12: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Grand Auditorium, of the Church of Scientology of Orange County, 505 N. Sycamore Street, Santa Ana.

The event includes several dozen educators and educational groups from around the world and about 100 youths who will be feted and honored. We encourage everyone to attend and meet in person many outstanding humanitarian educators from a plethora of fields, and to meet youth who are making a difference by volunteering.

The public is invited to attend and to have the opportunity to receive more information and to meet members of R.Y.T.M.O. and the other Hall of Famers, and the youths. For tickets and more information please visit our website: or call 714-628-9844.

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  • Rintrah

    No dishonor to the awardees, but Diamond may have smelled this one out… are these clowns scientologists? Their institute has had some scientology ish venues since its grand founding in 1993…. but even looking into these charlatans is dangerous.

    • Cynthia Ward

      The article is co-written by the VP of the Friends of the L. Ron Hubbard Foundation, and the Hall of Fame is housed at the Church of Scientology. I would say this has more than scientology “ish” about it. Crying shame, it is a good cause, promoting and encouraging educators who too often get overlooked in the priority scales of society when they should be among our top priorities. But getting in bed with the scientologists can’t end well. Run Dr. Pat. Run while you still can.

  • Paul Lucas

    Yaay. Finally some good news. Im happy for RYTMO for their receiving this recognition and Im even happier that RYTMO exists. Cheers and please keep it up.