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The vision statement: MALD Academy’s vision is to bring awareness of cultural arts to the youth in The Hampton Roads and find their natural rhythm and nurture it to develop a healthy and prosperous society through the arts.


The mission statement: MALD Academy will provide rigorous lessons in various forms of music, visual arts, writing skills and dance through MALD’s instructors who will guide, develop, and mentor the youth participants in the community.


Goals: The goals of MALD Academy include

(1) strengthening community ties by introducing the arts via some of the community’s finest instructors to guide youth in their artistic strengths

(2) developing participants using holistic and therapeutic forms of recovery through the arts

(3) reinforcing ethics, morals, and the principles of love through mentorship


Musical Arts Lyrics Dance Academy (MALD), established in March of 2014, is a non-stock corporation with a 501c3 status. MALD has been an inspiration for communities throughout Hampton Roads. Its partnerships have reached numerous students who enhanced or discovered their passions in the arts. With a long-term relationship with North Phoebus Community Center, its partnership with MALD ensures children have a safe place to explore their gifts. MALD’s PROMO Fests, Soul of an Artist, productions at the Girls and Boys Club and Eggleston have supported the goals of MALD. We appreciate the support of community volunteers who dedicate themselves to the efficient operation of MALD Academy and greatly welcome anyone who would like to volunteer time with students and use creative talents to unfold the natural rhythm in our youth!