I have taught creative arts with a focus on Hip Hop for 7 years now. I have taught from Pre-K to High school level. Youth all ages love hip hop and can be used equally in all ages to educate. Pre-K and K I taught the children Hip Hop nursery rhymes about the birth of Hip Hop and used rhymes about values on how to treat each other. Elementary, Middle School and High School we used Hip Hop to educate them on history and social issues. (issues would vary based on issues each age group faced and their grade level.
As an educator I believe in learning with the youth, from the youth and for the youth. The more I learn the better an educator I become. As we write songs we do individual research and share information with the class. Youth write lyrics of what they have learned and how they feel about the subject we are studying. We all learn from each other and discuss each perspective. We collectively write and record a song and shoot a music video to share.
We are an internationally awarded organization. 1. We have been honored by Gandhi's organization. They flew us to his ashram in Ahmedabad and gave us the pleasure of sharing our spiritual journey through music with youth as a feature presentation. 2. We we chosen to write, record and shoot a video for the 84th Birthday of Desmond Tutu which was shown in South Africa at his annual celebrity packed birthday fundraiser. 3. We performed at the United Nations annual "End Extreme Poverty" day. We we guest speakers and performers at Jesse Jackson's Wall Street Summit. 4. We were hired to write, record and shoot a video for EBOLA by and organization who partnered with UNCEF for this project. 5. We we guest speakers and performers at Jesse Jackson's Wall Street Summit. 6. Four short documentaries have been done on our work with youth. 7. We were awarded MEDIA IMPACT of the year by the National Association of Childbearing Centers. 8. We we awarded Music for Empowerment by HOURYOU from Switzerland. 9.We were awarded 2 community grants by Carnegie Hall 10. We were hired by the NATURE CONSERVANCY to write, record and shoot a music video for 6 Caribbean Islands to educate on Marine Conservation. 11. We were honored by New York City Schools for our vital contribution to support our schools communities.
Shaker Heights, Ohio - High School Education. Valley Forge Military College - Freshman year of College. Morehouse College - Business Management Studies.
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