Hip Hop Education 4 Youth Fundraiser



Hip Hop Education 4 Youth is a Educational Based Program that uses elements in Hip Hop to focus on trouble youth who struggles Socially and Emotionally and dealing with passed trauma in their lives. Partnering with the After-School and Community program in the Harrisburg Area to work with the teens in hoping to keep them in a safe environment, created projects to allow them to express themselves through the culture of Hip Hop.

HHE4Y mission is to used Hip Hop as a way to improve behavior, learn to socialized through proper communication and enhance problem solving ,disputes and anger management through prevention and control.

Goal: (Our 7 main goals)
Preserving the foundation and Purpose of Hip Hop Ideology.
using Hip Hop as a way to express themselves through Dance, Music and Art.
Decreased Youth going in and out of the Juvenile Center.
Learning and Understanding Self-Worth and Opinion matters.
Listen and comprehend to identify the problem and Solving.
Learning to defused the Anger before it escalate.
Identify the problem and hold self accountable.

Donated to HHE4Y:
Christine Strickland-Cobb (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Michelle Anthony (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Amanda Isley (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Alisha Glenn (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Suzanne Martinez (Duncannon Pennsylvania)
Terell Mosbley (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
Craig Andrus (Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania)
Dj Craig Andrus: http://www.jukeboxdj.biz /Email juke_box_dj@yahoo.com
Bryan Wentz( Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania)

To Donate through PayPay
http://www.paypay.com to donate used the Email utthhc_hiphop75@live.com


Hip Hop Word Building Lesson

“Hip Hop Culture” in Many Words
Lesson Plan By :Michele Hairston ©2015
Hip Hop Educator/ Historian

Target Group:
Grades: 3rd -5th / 6th-8th
Group of 5 (15 or more students)
School District/ After School Program
Time: 50 Minutes

Material Needed:
-Lined Writing Paper
-Chalk Board
-Poster Board
Special Treat/Incentive

Objective :
-Using words building to elevate the mind of your students.
-Thinking Skills and using Word Building as apart of Hip Hop/Education and Words Fundamental.
-The Philosophy of Hip Hop and History.
-Recognizing its main 5 Elements of Hip Hop.
-Discuss the Demographic of Hip Hop History.

– Understanding Hip Hop is a Educational Movement.
– Social /Communication Skills and Team work using Hip Hop Education.
– Enhancement on Writing, Spelling . Pronunciation and Reading Skills using Hip Hop Education.

1.What is Hip Hop Culture?
2.Who is the Founder of Hip Hop?
3.Discuss the different era’s in Hip Hop.
4.What are the Main 5 Elements? Aerosol/ Writing (Graffiti), Dj, Breaking, Emcee, Knowledge.

-Asked your students which Element of Hip Hop is more popular?
-Discuss the Positive, Negative, Social Issue in the Music, Culture and Media.
-Asked each student to give you (5) Positive words to defined “HIP HOP CULTURE”.

1.Place your students in groups of 3-5 depending how many students you have in your classroom.
2.Select a writer and a group leader in charge of the project to help direct His/ Her peers.
3 Give your students the instruction of the project make sure they comprehend the lesson well.
4.Start the timer at 3:00 minutes.
5.Once 3:00 Minutes is up have your student to raise their hands with their pencil showing no one isn’t cheating.
6.Each group will walk in front of the classroom together saying each word on their paper.
7. Have each writer to count how many words they have on their paper.
8.Once the numbers are tally up have each group to use Good Sportsmanship to congratulate the winning group on their Achievement.

How challenging was the lesson?
How well your team mates used their communication Skills and Team Work for this project to be successful?
Give me 5 Words that describes Hip Hop Culture from the Project.

MicheleHairston ©2015

Harrisburg Cougars Drumline Competition 2016

Marching Cobras from HARLEM NEW YORK IS COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harrisburg Cougars Drumline Exhibition
December 3,2016

John Harrisburg High School (Evangeline Kimber Gymnasium
2451 Market Street
Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17103
Doors Open 3:00pm

Tickets Pre-sale $5.00
Door Price $7.00

For Tickets Contact Vinie Davie (717)608-4132
Marcel Jones (717) 963-4493


Harrisburg Cougars Drumline competition this pass spring
Marching Cobras-vs-Harrisburg Cougars

The Silence of PTSD in Urban Children

Is it possible your students are suffering from PTSD? When we think of PTSD we think about the Men and Women serving in the Military or those coming home from combat. According to WebMD, PTSD , once called “shell shock” or “battle fatigue syndrome”, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or threatened. PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that causes intense fear, helplessness, or horror, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, war, or natural disaster. Families of victims can also develop PTSD,as can emergency personnel and rescue workers.

Youth Social and Emotional behavior are caused by the untreated Trauma and horrifying condition of witnessing a Murder, Sounds of Guns discharging, or being a victim themselves or witnessing friends or a loved-one being murdered. Children and Teens who are traumatized by police interaction for Serving a Warrant, No Knock Raids, Swat Team or Aggressively removing a parent or love-one from their home or community.

Most inner-city schools do not have a counselor or therapist due to the funding or budget cuts from the state. The Youths Emotional disruptive outbursts causes Suspension or Expulsion from schools. Black and Latino Students have the highest rate of suspension and incarceration in American Schools. The problem is most educators have lack of knowledge of their students personal lives and living conditions. This can cause high school drop outs, lower academic scores and higher percentage of entering the Juvenile Centers, or in-Prison which in some states youth as young as 15 years old could be charged as an adult. Mental Health in the Black Community goes unnoticed and untreated. Children and Teens who are exposed to violence will eventually become a health risk, reduce developmental and poor social skills. In many cases will have a hard time coping and focusing during school.

The National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence indicates;
60 percent of children from birth to 17 years experience victimization and 38 percent witness violence at some point during their childhood.
In one study of inner-city 7-year-olds,
75 percent had heard gunshots, 60 percent had seen drug deals, 18 percent had seen a dead body, and 10 percent had seen a shooting or stabbing at home. So the question is, could PTSD be one of the causes of your students downfalls in Academics and Developmental Growth? Think about it, Children and Teens in high crime neighborhoods are effected by the crossfire of Urban warfare in their communities. School Age children from Elementary to High School who walk to and from school or coming home from Football, Basketball practice or After-School Programs are more likely at risk of being a target or witnessing some type of crime.

A parent who suffers from PTSD can affect the entire family. If the parent is dealing with an additional stress due to Economics hardship, raising the child with out an additional income or dealing with some type of depression it can be really bad. It can increase the child’s depression and educational Process. Schools should offer family and youth counseling to help families in need.

Children who are dealing with the lost of a family, friend or witnessed a persons death will show signs of PTSD especially if the Class Room Door or School Desk slams, children playing and make a unexpected sound that can startled the child and cause the person to react angrily . Sometimes it can causes a child to react by starting a fistfight with another child in their schools or community. I believe all schools should have counseling program to help Parents and Youth during or after school. I believe school officials should propose a budget to help fund counseling programs in Kindergarten, Junior High and High School to advance the progress of a child’s developmental growth.

If any of your students showing any signs of depression please refer them to a school specialist if one is in the building, or communicate with parents in helping to seek assistance for the child or Families need.

According to the Mayo Clinic, PTSD behavior ranges from
-Very aggressive
-Angry Outburst
-Aggressive Behavior

Group into four types;
Intrusive Memories,
Negative Changes in thinking and Mood
Changes in Emotional Reaction

If you notice any of these signs in your child, please contact your child’s physician and/or seek counseling sessions.

Hip Hop Educator/Historian
Not a Therapist!!!!!!!

Kool Dj Red Alert return to the Airways

Every Saturday from 6:00pm -7:00pm on WBLS New York City
If you live out of the New York City Tri-State
go to www.wbls.com

On September 12,2016, Kool Dj Red Alert will launch his website.


The Bronx Boys Rocking Crew 41th Anniversary

Calling All B-Boys, B-Girls and Rockers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Bronx Boys Rocking Crew 41th Anniversary
October 8,2016
1125 Grand Concourse
South Bronx, New York

TBB/TBG ROCKING CREW is a global organization consisting of B-boys, B-Girls, Graffiti writers, Emcees, DJs, Educators, Activists, Students, Parents, and so much more. We represent the roots of Hip-Hop. Our main method of expression is the dance and our crew has created a legacy of innovation and creation that has stood strong for 40 years. Our members have contributed to the foundation of Rocking and we are one of the cornerstones of Hip-Hop Culture. -TBB/TBG


True School Hip Hop Queens

1. True/ False YoYo released her single “You Can’t Play With My YoYo” feat. Ice Cube in _________?
A. 1995
B. 1992
C. 1994
D 1993

2. Mc Lyte begin her career at the age of?
A. 16
B. 18
C. 15
D. 17

3. Cindy Campbell asked her oldest Brother to Dj at her _________________ event on August 11, 1973?
A.Stop The Violence
B.Back To School
C National Night Out
D.Lights On After School

4.______________ was the first Female Hip Hop group founded in 1976.
A. Salt N Pepa
B. Mercedes Ladies
C. Us Girls
D. Classic Ladies

5. In 1979, Dj Lady B recorded__________________.
A. “Get Up and Get on Down”
B. “To The Beat Y’all”
C. “Jump To the Beat
D. “Rock Steady”

6. __________ responded to a song by LL Cool J “I need Love”
A Malika Love “You Had Love
B. L.L Mondy “You Had Love
C. LiL Mindy “You Had Love”
D. Mandy “You Had Love”

7. Roxanne Shant’e is from______________ Queens?

8. True/ False
Pebblee Poo, the First Soloist Emcee?

9. In 1993, Mia X released her EP called ________________?
A. Foolish
B.”Da Payback”
C.”Good Girl Gone bad”
D. Hot Boyz

10. Lady of Rage is originally from?
A.Compton Ca.
B.Farmville Va.
C.Long Beach Ca.
D.Richmond Va.