Hip Hop Education & Theory After School Program
At The Hip Hop Foundation, our goal is working with Schools in Philadelphia to provide a safe haven learning program called, Hip Hop History Education & Theory or “HEAT” for short. We are proud & excited to announce that our after school program has already been excepted in Martin Luther King High School and soon William D Kelly Middle School 2023-2024. Our goals with these after school programs in High Schools & Middle Schools is to keep children ages 11 to 17 off the street learning and engaging in music, history, education, entertainment and dance activities, 3-4 hours per school day during the school week. In order to make a difference, we rely on the support of generous individuals & businesses in our community like you. We are currently asking for donations to build a music production studio for the children participating in the H.E.A.T. after school program. This studio will teach children 11-17 music production, engineering and more during after school hours.
We believe that this studio will be a valuable asset to the community. It will provide students with a safe place to learn and create, and it will give them the opportunity to develop skills that they can use in their future careers. We hope that you will consider donating to this important project. Your donation will help us to make a difference in the lives of these young people.
Hip Hop Culture Is Underserved In Our Communities
LET CHANGE THE WAY WE SEE MUSIC IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Hip Hop/Rap & Poetry is a major source of musical entertainment in urban communities. Data shows in 2020-2021 Hip Hop Music sold more than any other genre of music in the world. In 2022 that number is up more than 12%. However, in Philadelphia there is no “School Of Hip Hop” like there is a School Of Rock. Hip Hop does not have a non-profit radio station that caters to the Culture like WXPN, WRTI, WURD or WKDU. Hip Hop in Philadelphia does not even have a Hip Hop performing arts venue dedicated to the Culture like, The Cleft Club, World Café Live or The TLA (Theater Of The Living Arts). Local outlets for our music are non-existing and hard to come by even for adults who practice the Culture. The Hip Hop Foundation Of Philadelphia is working to change that. We want to give children & young adults the power & knowledge to take the Hip Hop culture & mold it into something positive & powerful for themselves, their communities, & the world!
The Hip Hop Foundation Of Philadelphia is a non-profit organization that was founded on August 11th 2020 to promote the culture of Hip Hop through education, arts, and community service. We believe that Hip Hop can be a powerful tool for positive change, and we are committed to providing opportunities for children & young adults to learn about the culture and use it to express themselves creatively and make a difference in their communities.
Our after school program will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Hip Hop, as well as the skills necessary to create their own Hip Hop music, poetry, and art. We will also offer workshops on topics such as DJing, breakdancing, and graffiti art. In addition to our educational programming, we will also provide students with the opportunity to perform their work at local events and venues.
We believe that our after school program will provide a valuable resource for children and young adults in Philadelphia. Hip Hop is a powerful force in our community, and we believe that it can be used to promote positive change. We are committed to providing opportunities for children and young adults to learn about the culture and use it to express themselves creatively and make a difference in their communities.
LEGENDS ON CALL TO TEACH & SHARE
Hip hop education & theory, after school program
Hip Hop is a powerful art form that has had a major impact on American culture. It is a multi-faceted culture that includes music, dance, art, and spoken word. Hip Hop has also been a powerful force for social change, as it has been used to raise awareness of important issues such as poverty, racism, and violence.
The Hip Hop Education After School Program (HEAT) will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Hip Hop, as well as the skills necessary to create their own Hip Hop art. The program will also teach students about the business of Hip Hop, so that they can learn how to make a living from their art.
Imagine being taught the history of Graffiti by its actual creator, the legendary Philly artists, Corn Bread. Or learning Hip Hop Politics & Economics by West Coast Hip Hop legend, Yo Yo. Our Hip-Hop Education program will utilize the power of our non-profit’s sponsorship with the IIour Show on UTM Radio (pronounced 2 Our Show), which is the longest running independent radio show in Philadelphia broadcasting for over 18 years. It is through this connection we are able to provide superstar power, and historic artists to teach the actual mechanics of Hip-Hop and how to apply it as a career to the student involved in this program. The HEAT after school program will also teach Hip Hop economics and how to live, earn, and create a career from the Culture.
How You Can Help With Your Donation
We want to create a community of hip hop lovers who can learn from each other and grow together. We believe that hip hop education is essential for today's world. Hip hop can teach students about creativity, self-expression, and community. It can also help students develop important life skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. We're asking for your help to make this class a reality.
Your donation will help us cover the costs of materials, equipment, and teacher salaries. It will also help us reach more students and make a bigger impact. The total budget for this project is $10,000. This includes the cost of materials, equipment, and instructors.
The following equipment is necessary for the H.E.A.T. After School Program:
● Turntables: Turntables are essential for DJing and scratching. A good set of turntables will cost around $500.
● DJ mixer: A DJ mixer is used to control the sound of the turntables and other DJ equipment. A good DJ mixer will cost around $1,000.
● Speakers: Speakers are necessary to amplify the sound of the turntables and other DJ equipment. A good set of speakers will cost around $500.
● Laptop: A laptop is necessary for running DJ software and other music production software. A good laptop for music production will cost around $1,000.
● Software: DJ software is necessary for creating and mixing music. A good DJ software package will cost around $500.
● Graffiti supplies: Graffiti supplies include spray paint, markers, and other materials used to create graffiti art. A basic set of graffiti supplies will cost around $200.
● Breakdancing equipment: Breakdancing equipment includes a mat, a crash pad, and other safety gear. A basic set of breakdancing equipment will cost around $200.
● Emceeing equipment: Emceeing equipment includes a microphone, a stand, and other accessories. A basic set of emceeing equipment will cost around $200.
● Beatboxing equipment: Beatboxing equipment includes a microphone, a stand, and other accessories. A basic set of beatboxing equipment will cost around $200.
● Studio equipment: Studio equipment includes a microphone, a mixer, and other recording equipment. A basic set of studio equipment will cost around $1,000
The following staff is necessary for the H.E.A.T. After School Program:
● Instructor: The instructor will be responsible for teaching the class and providing feedback to students. The instructor should have experience in Hip Hop culture and education. $5000
● Teaching assistant: The teaching assistant will be responsible for assisting the instructor and helping students with their assignments. The teaching assistant should have experience in Hip Hop culture and education. $2000
The following insurance is necessary for the H.E.A.T. After School Program:
● General liability insurance: General liability insurance will protect the organization from any claims that may arise from the class $1,000.
● Equipment insurance: Equipment insurance will protect the organization's equipment from any damage or theft $500.
Check Out Our Budget For This Project And How You Can Help
The Hip Hop History, Education & Theory class is a valuable program that will provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the music industry. We are confident that this program will have a positive impact on the community and on the lives of our students.
The goals of this project are to:
● Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of hip hop culture
● Develop students' creative and artistic skills
● Prepare students for careers in the music industry
● Empower students to use hip hop to make a positive impact on their communities