Young Wonder Studios is an independent record label located in Williamsburg Charter HS in Brooklyn, NY. Formerly known as Wolverine Studios, YWS was founded by Pance Pony to be an alternative form of Music Education that is based in community music, that closely resembles the modern music industry. Students learn production, audio engineering, songwriting, and vocal techniques through a curriculum specifically designed to empower the musical preferences and styles of the students as individuals, and rooted in the concept of "unconditional hospitality." YWS preserves and empowers community culture, promotes student-musicians, and advocates for hip-hop and community-based curricula.
The curriculum for Young Wonder Studios was written in collaboration between Pance Pony and the high school students at Williamsburg Charter High School. The students are expected to take ownership of both their own learning, and the direction and success of the record label. They continue to surprise both Pance and Ian every day with their innovative musical ideas, and passion to learn more and more.