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Help us fund a 5-6 week Hip-Hop Summer Youth Program at Kingsbridge Community Center located in the  Bronx.
Help us fund a 5-6 week Hip-Hop Summer Youth Program at Kingsbridge Community Center located in the Bronx.
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 Hip-Hop Summer School Breakdown 

A 5-6 week youth-based curriculum focusing on the 4 elements of Hip Hop (MC, DJ, Breakdance, Graffiti). Each element will be taught by expert artists in the field. Classes will focus on the history and modern-day application of the craft via hands-on learning, workshops, field trips, and special guests. At the end of the program each class will be responsible for contributing to a "4 Elements Jam" where students will apply what they've learned to create an authentic and unifying performance party. Graffiti students will create the backdrop/set, MC students will host, DJ students will provide music, and breakdance students will dance and perform. Each week the classes will have a specific focus.

Curriculum :

Week 1: Orientation (Introduction to Hip-Hop & Instructors) 

Week 2: Birth of the break

(Exploring the record and the role it played in Hip- Hop and dance culture) 

Week 3: Check the Rhyme

 ( Birth of the Emcee, Using words as a tool to move the people) 

Week 4: BREAKDANCE! 

( The origin of the term B-Boy + B-Girl and the influence it had on the youth) 

Week 5: Graffiti Artist ( The power of art to uplift the people)

Week 6: PARK JAM 

Meet the Instructors :

Samson Da Poet ( Emcee Instructor) : Sammy "Samson" Maldonado is a Latino spoken word poet, songwriter, emcee from The Boogie Down Bronx. Samson is also one of the co founders and curator of a platform for media & performing arts entitled "Good Vibes Creative Minds"

IG: @Samsonpoet FB: Samson (Poet/Songwriter) www.Goodvibescreativeminds.com

Cinema ( Breakdance Instructor) : Cinema embodies all aspects of the word Breaker. He is based out of the Bronx and continues to use dance as his weapon throughout the Tri-State Area.

IG: @chris_tree 

Alexis Gonzalez (Graffiti Instructor): Alexis Gonzalez is a well connected graffiti artist from the South Bronx. She has been active in the graffiti community of New York City for six years and counting. She has worked with children and their families from her community to educate them on street art, graffiti and how to collectively create murals together.

LiKWUiD ( DJ Instructor): Hip Hop Fusion music artist, DJ, songwriter and educator, LiKWUiD (Stylez), born Faybeo'n LaShanna A Mickens has curated music for Photoville and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival's Family Day. As an avid lover of house music, LiKWUiD's style of djing is based around blending beats together as one tapestry of sound. She is a resident dj at Silvana and Angel of Harlem. As a songwriter, her film credits include placements with HBO Latina Films, IFC Films, Oxygen Network, MTV and several indie projects. LiKWUiD is fully committed to combining hip hop and education. The College of Charleston (BA) and St. John's University (MBA) graduate has performed, presented workshops, lectures and participated on panels at academic spaces such as Columbia University, BAM, the Eleanor Roosevelt School for Girls, the Hip Hop Culture Center, Flocabulary, Comic Con and more. She currently teaches workshops at Red Hook Initiative, Scribble Art/Bread & Yoga and through her community jam session The Sifer.

Budget

Staff:

Administrative: $1250

DJ Instructor - $600

Emcee Instructor: $600

Breakdance Instructor- $600

Guest Speakers(4) - $800 

Videographer - $500 

Total Personnel- $4950

 OTPS (Other Than Personal Services)

Field Trips Visits - $1,000 [ Potential In-Kind from KHCC Summer funds ]

Supplies- $500 Potential [In-Kind from KHCC Summer funds]

Equipment:  

Turntables - $1400

Speaker Stands -$100 

Equipment rental for Performance -$700

Projector for classes- $200

Weekly Gear Transportation - $250

Marketing - $400

Refreshments- $500 [ KHCC basic dinner as in-kind for nightly meal] 

Total OTPS $5,050

 Total Hip-Hop Summer School Expenses 10000

 Bronx Council on the Arts Grant $4747

 Crowd Funding Goal 5253

 Total Hip-Hop Summer School Income 10000

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We will continue to find different ways to fundraise money through events, merchandise. We can downsize the program if we don't reach the $10,000 to still make this project happen.

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