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: www.educatorshalloffame.org. or call 714-628-9844.

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