Many foster youth and other at-risk youth do not have the means or opportunity to share their stories and talents, nor their passion about music and film. They also struggle to find opportunities to build upon their skills, teach others, be a positive part of their community, build work and business experience as well as financial literacy. Courageous Connection is in the process of converting an unused space in our drop-in location into a professional quality music and documentary recording and producing lab. This lab will be designed by youth in collaboration with professionals within the fields of music and documentary film making. It will then be outfitted with professional equipment as well as a professionally designed training curriculum. Once youth are trained and certified they will run every major aspect of the studio and business. We not only intend of providing youth the opportunity to run the studio but also manage their own record and documentary label through the non-profit. By creating a for hire label we insure that this project will be sustainable and have a lasting positive impact on both the youth and the communities in which they belong.