SUPPORTIVE YOUTH PROGRAMING
These programs often focus on creating a safe and welcoming environment where youth can express themselves, develop new skills, and build relationships with peers and adult mentors.
Our program pairs young scholars with experienced artists who provide one-on-one mentorship, helping them develop their artistic skills. Scholars gain access to valuable resources, tools, and studio space to bring their visions to life. Beyond art, they acquire essential life skills such as time management and communication, setting them on a path to success in both their creative endeavors and everyday life.
After school or In school classroom curriculum delivery for the semester, for public schools, private schools, charter schools, or alternative diploma programs.
In the same vein as a book club - self selected members meet up weekly/bi weekly for guided discussion and breakdown of a selected Hip Hop album. Analysis of lyrics, context, sonics and the social and emotional implications.
higher education & professional development
Help your faculty and staff build confidence and learn new ways to engage your students through Hip Hop based practices. Learn how Hip Hop can be an asset towards humanizing the classroom experience, and how creating space for students’ cultural identity and experience can be leveraged for academic performance.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & FACILITATION
HSI can craft and lead the perfect curriculum for students of all ages:
Social and emotional skill development
Trauma-informed healing using Hip-Hop based practices
Institutional culture change & development
Hip hop education (history, cultural context, etc)
Asset-based Community Development
Diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and practices
LECTURES & COMMUNITY EVENTS
DEEPER THAN RAP INTERVIEW SERIES
interview series with an educator or community figure to discuss the relationship between Hip Hop, youth culture, and the academic landscape. Past guests include Brian Miller (RapRadar) Dr. Ian Levy (Columbia University), Rosey Ok (ARISE), Professor Ammy Sena (Georgia State University).