We R 1 Voice: STEAM

We R 1 Voice is a Carver STEAM initiative inspired by Morris Pleasure, Carver's 2014 Child of America honoree, and propelled by Factory Underground and their artists such as Carver alumnus FNX.

WeR1Voice encourages young people, established artists, and music industry professionals to collaborate to help empower talented Carver youth to find their voice and to become fully-literate and successful 21st-century citizens.

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WeR1 is now a song that will be professionally produced and distributed worldwide. Read all about the project at the crowdfunding site The Impact Vine that made this wonderful project possible! 

On March 9, 2017, WeR1Voice produced this concert that helped Carver win 8th place in Fairfield County's Giving Day. Among the many performances that were streamed live on Facebook were Carver alumnae Gabby Pierre-Louis singing "All I Can Do is Cry" and Gabby and and Carver alumnae Bianca Ramirez singing "Treat Me Like Somebody." This front page story in The Hour described all that went into producing this event.


Carver uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) as access points for guiding student education, inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Carver provides context for the importance of STEM knowledge in careers in the arts. Here are just three ways music supports learning. A joint resolution was introduced in the United States House of Representatives expressing the sense that adding art and design into Federal programs that target the STEM fields encourages innovation and economic growth in the United States. Carver treats art as an applied subject just like math and science.

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Carver Youth

Because of WeR1Voice, you will be seeing and hearing much more from Carver youth.  In the weeks and months ahead they will collaborating with others to strengthen their talents, inspire awareness about issues important to them, and to build solidarity for their causes across and beyond Fairfield County and the social web.