Welcome to the Mariachi Juvenil de San Diego official website! Mariachi Juvenil de San Diego is a non-profit organization that focuses on the importance of music education while providing a positive outlet for today’s youth. The organization was founded by Serafin Paredes in 2001, and is the first non-profit mariachi organization in the San Diego Area. The organization’s mission is to encourage students to attend a University and pursue a career. Therefore, it focuses on awarding scholarships every year to each high school graduating class to continue their college education. Mariachi Juvenil de San Diego has participated in many community events and fundraisers in support of music education. Mariachi Juvenil De San Diego has participated in the Viejas Mariachi Competitions, Tucson Mariachi Student Showcases, San Juan Capistrano Mariachi Competition, Anaheim Mariachi Competition where they won 3rd place, and other local mariachi events and workshops.