Participants of the Orchestra for the Youth of Sweepfire speak up

Kenneth L. Cho, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


The Orchestra for the Youth of Sweepfire (OYS), an out-of-school-time (OST) program, expressed desire for more data originating from their participants. Interviews were conducted with ten 4th-grade participants of OYS. Their responses will bolster OYS’ effectiveness by providing insight into the program's experience as seen through the participants' personal reflections, narratives, and experiences. This research is important to the goals, objectives, and sustainability of the OYS program.