School-2-College Pipeline

GME Founder Julian K. Smith, Jr. hosting a workshop on musicianship, scholarship & leadership.

The GME School-2-College Pipeline is a direct response to the massive School-2-Prison Pipeline. Founder of Groove Master Enterprise (GME), Julian K. Smith, Jr GMEA (Georgia Music Educator Association) All-State, Southwest Dekalb 2003 high school graduate, earned a Full Music Scholarship playing trumpet to Bethune Cookman University where he earned his BS Accounting 2008, performed international stages and taught in classrooms. Now he is in the Metro-Atlanta Area ready to teach youth they too can get music scholarship to school and travel the world too in building the GME School-2-College Pipeline! The foundation idea is to strengthen individual city/county school clusters (elementary, middle, high-schools) through musicianship and leadership that will produce Full Scholarship to College.

Julian K. Smith Jr left of 50 yard line served as Trumpet Section leader at for Bethune Cookman University Marching Wildcats

GME has designed two systemic curriculum to sustain the Pipeline; MAC Pro (Music Academics Character Program) and BAM (Boxing Achievement Manhood).~*

The Pipeline does not stop at College. The aim of GME is to lead students into Collegiate Scholarship toward Professional Lifestyle & Global Citizenship. After the student graduates college now they are learned & skilled to enter the workforce. This aspect of the School-2-College pipeline is a tangible solution to systemic poverty in the Westside and communities across the nation & world.

Arial view of the $billion Mercedes Benz stadium with the Atlanta University Center and the Historic Westside Village in the shadows.

Graduates from the School-2-College Pipeline are prime to help participate in the coming prosperity through entrepreneurship and leadership. Ideally helping to realize the Dream of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. in his idea of developing the “Beloved Community.”

Julian looking at the $billion Mercedes Stadium from the bridge on Morris Brown College Campus over Martin L. King, Jr. drive.

In addition to partnering with The AUC, GME School-2-College Pipeline intends to partner with other downtown educational & cultural institutions like GSU, Georgia Tech, The Woodruff Arts Center, Chic-fil-A, Westside Works, YMCA, Atlanta Police Federation educational institutions nationwide, and other organizations that align with our vision & service worldwide.

In building the GME School-2-College Pipeline we also intend to work churches, city/county government, state and federal levels of government.

GME will work with Church & State.

In building the School-2-College Pipeline there are two main points of contact; Mobile & Stationary. The mobile aspect of the Pipeline is facilitated through musical, clinics, workshops and private lessons. The stationary aspect of the Pipeline is converting a house or partnering with an organization (church, parks & rec) to operate an after-school music program & summer school music program. The after-school and summer-school music programs will be flagship entities of the Pipeline and will need the most funding.

Julian inspiring trumpet excellence in music workshop at Cedar Grove Elementary

With the advent of Technology, Internet & Social Media we at GME believe the School-2-College Pipeline is one of the most cost-effective/efficient and productive methods in youth development & revitalizing community. Please support our movement by purchasing a digital download, hire us to elevate your event with live music or capture your precious moments with our event photography.

Julian performing with for the National Federation of Democratic Women.

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