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Live Nation Next Gen (Paid Apprenticeship)(ages 16-21)


with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 19 weeks

Live Nation Next Gen Apprenticeship

High School & Young Adult (Ages: 16-21 yrs) 

In-Person (Tues & Thurs, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Program Overview - The SoLa I CAN Foundation is partnering with Live Nation Entertainment to train a new generation of Black and brown industry professionals from South LA. The Live Nation NextGen paid apprenticeship program's 20 Tech Scholars (ages 16-21) explore career pathways in the live music industry through technical training and mentorship from industry insiders. In each session, Tech Scholars will have the opportunity to deploy their newly acquired skills as they produce a festival of their own. 

Program Description - This program aims to provide a deep look into "Live," the exciting world of concerts and music festivals. Tech Scholars learn what it takes to organize and promote at the highest level. The course begins with an overview of each element of the planning and execution of the world's biggest music festivals. Hands-on workshops supplemented with renowned guest speakers help highlight the various opportunities available within the music industry.

Tech Scholars get a chance to discover career paths that they may have never known existed. At the end of the 6-month session, every Tech Scholar will have comprehensive knowledge of booking, production, merchandise, sponsorships, ticketing, and much more! 

This in-person program requires strong commitment, and all applicants will undergo an interview before being accepted. Please note that registration does not guarantee enrollment.


  • Hear firsthand from industry professionals and executives what it takes to excel 
  • Understand the fundamentals of marketing, promotion, and branding related to concerts and music festivals.
  • Learn how to work with others as you divide your workload and execute a fully ticketed music festival together with a brand of your own
  • Familiarize yourself with the different roles and responsibilities of festival staff on the day of an event
  • Learn what it means to work hand in hand with artists and the teams that are behind them
  • Learn about revenue and the world of sponsorships and activations

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with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 11 weeks



  • High School & Young Adult (Ages: 16-21 yrs) 
  • Commitment Acknowledgment: This in-person course requires a strong commitment. All participants who successfully complete the 12-week course will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a special SoLa event. Please note this registration does not guarantee enrollment in this course.


WHAT IS THE METAVERSE?  The metaverse is an immersive 3D virtual space where humans experience people who can gather to play, socialize, shop, learn and work together. Built-in Web3 augmented reality and virtual reality, the metaverse is in its infancy. Still, the goal is to create a system that is more open, interconnected, and accessible for all users.


METACADEMY STUDIO experts teach foundational skills in the metaverse, including the basics of assets and virtual world development. Course participants will use the practical application learned to demonstrate evidence of their new skills in metaverse builds and Web3 development. The METACADEMY STUDIO will provide opportunities for the learners to showcase their accomplishments, build a portfolio of work (that could be sold), and make space for the participants to feel pride through recognition for what they’ve learned and created.


  • Equip participants with foundational skills and capabilities they need to work in a Web3 & metaverse environment.
  • Provide practical entrepreneurship training and support
  • Participants will build assets and list them for sale in a metaverse marketplace
  • Expose participants to full- and part-time job opportunities in the metaverse space
  • Provide safe learning and workspace that connects participants with other learners, the NFL, local businesses, and resources to support their Web3 / metaverse journey
  • Establish teams of learning collaborators whose learning and work rely on the other team members to create social bonds and establish a learning family that can move with participants into their metaverse work life

Intro to Music Production (ages 14-18 yrs)


with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 10, 2023 at 6:15 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Music Production I  

High School Ages: 14-18 yrs / Tues & Wed

Intro Course Description

 Music Production I covers the different elements of music production, composition and mastering, down through distribution. Scholars will learn how technology can aid recording and the creative process. This course intends to produce engineers capable of guiding a project from notes on paper to mastering an album aiming towards the heights of J Dilla, The Neptunes, 9th Wonder, Rick Rubin, Phil Spektor, Timbaland, Jeff Bhasker and Quincy Jones.

By the end of the course, your scholars will:

Understand music theory in music production.

Understand music engineering with industry tool, such as Pro-Tools

Understand Logic recording software

Using audio input vs output

Categorizing differences between musical genres/sub-genres 

Develop skills in arrangement and song form

Develop skills in project management and leadership

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Robotics 201: Engineering Projects (ages 8-10 yrs)


with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Robotics 201: Engineering Projects

Elementary Ages: 8-10 yrs / Wednesdays

Mbot 2: Engineering Projects with mBot Robot

Take your knowledge of MBot Robotics to the next level in this Part II class. Learn about artificial intelligence by using sensors. Students will program the robot to complete tasks and interact with the environment.



Full Course

Cyber Security/IT Basics (ages 14-18 yrs)


with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Cyber Security/IT Basics

High School Ages: 14-18 yrs / Wednesday's

Course Description

Our daily lives have been built off the technology’s ability to connect us with our loved ones, customers, and the world at-large. But we often take security for granted. This course offers tech scholars an opportunity to learn how to defend against these cyber vulnerabilities, while competing in a national competition called Cyber Patriot. The second half of this course is designed to prepare the Tech Scholar to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam, a professional-level certificate that is standard in the cyber security industry. Instruction includes IT literacy, environmental and safety concepts, operating systems, software, hardware, networking, alternative technologies, security, and computational thinking. Tech Scholars utilize the skills and evolving needs of today’s modern workplace to analyze and solve problems within the IT industry. 

By the end of the course, your scholars will:

  • Windows/Linux/Mac OS troubleshooting
  • Networking Hardware Maintenance/troubleshooting
  • Machine Hardware maintenance/troubleshooting
  • LAN Networking
  • Software Solutions
Full Course

Robotics 201: Engineering & Coding (ages 11-13 yrs)


with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Robotics 201: Engineering & Coding

Middle School Ages: 11-13 yrs / Wednesdays

Ranger 2: Engineering & Coding: Fast Robots & Gyroscopes

Who’s ready to roll?! Level UP to faster robots in this Part II class with Ranger Robot. Experiment with your own unique robot designs, build a speedier robot and learn how gyroscopes work. Programming skills included.


Elibilige students must have completed Robotics 101.

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Coding with Drones (ages 14-18 yrs)


with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 12, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Coding with Drones

High School Ages 14-18 yrs / Thursday's 

Program Overview

Drones in many ways are helping to define the future of commerce and entertainment. DroneCode introduces Tech Scholars to the world of drones, programming and coding. Using a combination of interactive lessons, videos, puzzles, and DIY projects, DroneCode teaches Tech Scholars to write programs that control drones. The coding activities build and reinforce STEM skills in engineering, geometry, art, math, and science. 

Course Description 

Tech Scholars learn the basics of making a drone take off, land, move in different directions, do flips and more. They'll begin by reviewing sequencing concepts as they write steps on how to make a drone fly using their own imagination. The Tech Scholars also learn to make their drones dance. The program culminates in the participants making a flying and dancing drone formation.. 


Drone command library




Conditional logic

Problem solving


What Tech Scholars Learn

Fundamental coding concepts like events, variables, conditionals, and loops

Program Parrot drones using Tynker's visual code blocks

Program your own remote control to fly the way you want to fly

Sync projects to and from the Tynker mobile app

Program drones to react to your tablet's accelerometer

Navigate drones through obstacle courses

Perform fantastic aerial stunts and maneuvers

Basic Drone Programing

1. Introduction to Tello EDU Drone Programming with DroneBlocks

This course will run you through the very basics of the DroneBlocks interface, how to connect to your Tello or Tello EDU, as well as a sneaky little introduction to loops.

2. Introduction to Tello Drone Programming

This course goes a little further with its introduction to block coding, and steps you through how to use loops, variables, and logic – crucial tools for those looking to step-up their coding abilities!


Advanced Drone Programing

3. Advanced Tello Programming with DroneBlocksLearn to fly in arcs and curves! This course teaches you to break free from simple up-down movements and adds a whole new dimension to flying.

4. Introduction to JavaScript Programming with DroneBlocks CodeThis was a favorite course in the DroneBlocks STEM Curriculum! Making the leap from block coding to line-based coding has never been so easy. DroneBlocks Code allows Tech Scholars to code their drone using JavaScript, but it’s super simple and user-friendly, giving Tech Scholars that extra confidence boost to tackle the next step in coding.



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Team Esports Rocket League (ages 11-18 yrs)


with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 12, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Team Esports Rocket League 

Middle & High School Ages: 11-18 yrs / Thursday's 

Esports Rocket League provides simulated tournament play with fellow scholars using professional equipment. Rocket League welcomes all levels of ability, and this course will incorporate training routines, replay reviews, and one-on-one coaching sessions to advance scholarly skill sets. By using these techniques, all players will learn about the complexities of Esports using the same methods as industry professionals.

Working with fellow scholars, all players will work with two teammates to compete in class-wide tournament scenarios throughout the course. All High-School competitors can compete in the official national High School Esports ‘Rocket League’ League, allowing them to leap into careers as professional gamers. 

By the end of the course, you will: 

Rocket League Gameplay Concepts 

Learn how to communicate with teammates

Enhancing computer literacy

Be introduced to Esports Tournament Formats and play-ins

Understand how to conduct 1:1 Replay Reviews

[For those eligible] Be enrolled and compete in the High School Esports League

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