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.
JAM MASTER JAY FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH/EMBRACING A.R.M.S & HIP HOP ED 4 YOUTH
HIP HOP AGAINST VIOLENCES 2016-17
We are preparing for the 2016 HIP HOP AGAINST VIOLENCE School Tour Seminar and Workshop for 2016-17 School Year.
This year event Theme is Hip Hop Education and Mental Heath in the Inner-City community.
This year Topics will include:
-Importance of merging Hip Hop and Education
-Mental Health/ Counseling Service for our Youth and Families
-Anger Management/ Behavior Modification
-Guns Control and Violences
We are looking forward for your support as we work towards Ending the Violence in our Community, Music Culture, and Youth/Teens.
Rapsody By: Michelle ”Shelly” Lowery Marshall School 6th Grade Harrisburg School District (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)
“Culture Over Everything”
Rapsody, born Marlanna Evans on January 21, 1988 in North Carolina. Rapsody is a female Hip Hop Artist/ MC who rap about positivity. Her label is Jamla Records who she is associated with 9th Wonder (Producer) and both are members of the Universal Zulu Nation North Carolina. She is so Popular she even has her own website iamrapsody.com
Rapsody raps to inspire the next generation of youth.”I want to inspire little girls, especially little black girls” which she said on msc.com. Me and Rapsody are fans of Michael Jackson,Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill and one of her biggest inspiration is 9th Wonder (Producer).
Rapsody was on the BET cypher and Team BackPack freestyling displaying her rhyming Skills.
Rapsody said “I put my energy into the people that really love this culture…and that’s how you fight.”If Rapsody could do a repeat on any 2 songs she would do Lauryn Hill “Tell Him” and Her song “Hard to Choose”.
A Question was asked “What Project are you most Proud of? Rapsody said “Beauty in the Beast,”
I think Rapsody inspires little black girls because she want them to feel special and inspired. She want to be who people could look up too.
By: Michelle ”Shelly” Lowery (Hip Hop 101 History Class )
Dj Grand Wizard Theodore (Inventor of Scratch Techniques/ Needle Drop)
Grand Wizard Theodore, an member of the Fantastic Five/ Universal Zulu Nation born on March 5,1963 in the South Bronx, New York became a Hip Hop Legend by inventing the Scratch Technique & Needle Drops on (TurnTables). Today Grand Wizard Theodore is 53 years old still Djing and Scratching on albums. The Hip Hop Icon is teaching the new generation of future Dj’s the History, Foundation and Skills of an Dj, Scratching and Needle Drop on the Turntables.
My students learning how to Rhyme on a Beat, One of the importance as a Hip Hop Educator is to teach from the root of its foundation. Today lesson was the word “Fly” and “Silence” which they had to create rhyming words and make a Rap song. This is a lesson that was taught to me by the Legendary KRS 1 which is why KRS 1, Jay Electronica and J.Dilla was the topic of the day. The rest of my students was scare to get on camera which its ok, however I’m glad that the new generation of Hip Hoppers are starting off young and getting the proper education. My 6 Emcee’s are students from Camp Curtin & Marshall School in Harrisburg Pennsylvania (Harrisburg School District).