Hip Hop For Change Artists Visit Episcopal Day
It starts with a beat and ends with a mission: Hip Hop For Change came to Episcopal Day to teach students about the powerful, culture-shifting Hip Hop movement.
Hip Hop For Change is an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that has taught over 25,000 students across the nation and the world. Their education program's goal is to inspire youth to have a new look at Hip Hop as a vehicle of healthy self-expression and community empowerment, as a means to navigate through the challenges that they are facing.
Our middle schoolers were excited to learn how hip-hop can be leveraged for activism and social justice. Students had the opportunity to engage with the wonderful Hip Hop For Change team and participate in beat-making, break-dancing, and graffiti workshops. By offering these workshops, HH4C hopes to spark creativity in the students and inspire them to use their talents for positive change in their communities.
We believe that this special middle school assembly significantly impacted each student who participated. It was the perfect way to spread the message of unity and create positive change through hip-hop!