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Beat the Odds® Curriculum

Social & Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming.  Beat the Odds is an evidence-based and trauma informed program that integrates activities from group drumming and group counseling to build core social-emotional strengths such as focusing and listening,  team building, positive risk taking, self-esteem, awareness of others, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy and gratitude.


Beat the Odds®with

us this Winter & Summer 2023!

*Offered as an After-School Program for K-8 


*6-16 Week Sessions Fall 2023





Social and Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is defined as having the ability to effectively communicate, resolve conflicts and disagreements, interact with others and control emotional responses. The development of a child’s SEL skills, their self-awareness, self-control and their inter-personal skills affects their ability to succeed in all areas of life.

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UCLA researchers have shown
that Beat the Odds®
can significantly reduce a spectrum of behavior problems in children, such as those associated with inattention, withdrawn/depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and sluggish cognitive tempo. In addition, the curriculum is inclusive, culturally relevant, and does not bear the stigma of therapy.



with Hands & Hearts Drumming

Hands & Hearts Mission:

To create positive social and emotional learning skill opportunities to students through drumming and the arts that will help them navigate their way through life.

                Drumming Hours

                 Mon-Friday (8am-9pm)

                   Sat & Sun (9am-9pm)


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