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8th ANNUAL HIP-HOP SUMMER CAMP FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” - Kurt Cobain
Contributing to our Hip Hop Summer Camp for Social Justice will empower a small group of young voices to attend this camp free of charge so they can express themselves artistically, learn new musical skills and build life-long relationships, while addressing social injustice in our communities with their art and leadership skills.
Your Donation Will Provide:
*Hot Nutritious Meals
*Employment Opportunities for disenfranchised youth
*Use of Musical Equipment
*Writing Materials + Art Supplies
*Recording + Performance Opportunities
*One-on-One mentoring time with our incredible teaching artists
Why do we employ formerly incarcerated participants?
Our youth on Rikers Island involved in our music production centered program, Beyond Beats and Bars, have shown extremely high levels of engagement, collaboration, critical thinking skills and self-reflection. Youth who have access to supportive, liberated spaces are less likely to experience recidivism.
Our goal is to keep that engagement high while providing a platform for expression and facilitating the natural support that artists have for each other in creative, non competitive communities.
Mass Incarceration is dehumanizing, and exposure to other artists, mentors and peers all inmates to utilize music as a way to feel empowered, energize the voices of many to rise and break the chains placed on the mind.
Who benefits from this camp?
Young Vocalists, Emcees, Poets, Graphic Artists, Writers,Singers in the suburbs or more affluent areas have access to quality arts, music and mentoring all year long. Join us in leveling the playing field this summer.
*ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME