About Israel Shalom

Israel Shalom ministers to 103 at-risk children and adolescents from the Brasilândia community, a deprived area on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil, using musical education with a Christian focus to gain the attention of youth and to share the gospel—which can transform the life trajectory of these kids.

Israel Shalom teaches youth music appreciation classes and beginner to advanced music lessons (instrumental and vocal). Within the community, they perform concerts and shows to highlight young artists and provide an outlet to share the gospel. Adolescents are trained to lead worship at local churches and youth detention centers alongside its ministry partner, JEAME. Additionally, Israel Shalom teaches ballet to girls, culminating in recitals.

Many of their volunteers are graduates from the program who have returned to invest in the lives of these youth. As these graduates pour into the ministry, they serve as role models and proof to at-risk kids that Jesus is more satisfying than being on the streets and involved with gangs.