CLEVELAND YOUTH MADE GEAR
WE DONATED 10% TO FAMILIES IN NEED IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
The rest of the proceeds started our fund for this summer's internships to our most committed and hard working students as gardener/music producer/performers. They help pass on the fresh craft and fresh community impact to other students around Cleveland.
This Summer's Interns Speak
a youth leadership institute
to CULTIVATE YOUTH VOICE and NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH
through community-focused hip-hop-in-action projects.
Our project-based hip-hop-in-action programs motivate, educate, and activate students in personal and community development. The start-to-finish builds creativity, confidence, and character while achieving educational benchmarks and standards.
Students learn skills in digital music composition, lyric writing, recording arts, and public performance. Enriching experiences and critical thinking about our surroundings provide a baseline for youth voice to emerge.
Their music and message develop through collaboration with other students and guidance from professional community change recording artists. Through the creative, song writing process, students express experiences, perspectives, problems and solutions.
We listen carefully to what students are saying and give them opportunities to create fresh action, such as planting new neighborhood gardens, tasting the fresh food, silk screening our own t-shirts, and writing songs that promote our neighborhood farmer's market.
How We Are Made Possible
Year-round mentoring and development is made possible by our sponsors, one-time donors, monthly partners, and our partnerships with The Music Settlement and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine's Devising Healthy Communities Course.