The purpose of these workshops are to educate high school students on the four principles of Hip-Hop culture (peace, love, unity, and having fun) and how they are reinforced through the four elements of Hip-Hop culture (rap, graffiti, breakdance, and DJ) through an 8-week curriculum, one session per week for two hours a day.
On the final week, students will showcase a final presentation that incorporates one or more of the elements of Hip-Hop culture, to teach their classmates on subject matter including, but not limited to, self-empowerment, education and/or social justice.
Session 1: Literacy and English Language Arts
Session 2: Hip-Hop & Science Education
Session 3: Social Justice & Peaceful Activism
Session 4: Hip-Hop & Gender Perspective
Session 5: Imagery in Modern Media
Session 6: Dedicated session for developing final projects.
Session 7: Dedicated session for completing final projects.
Session 8: THE SHOWCASE (Final project presentations)
JusListen Entertainment is a music, education, arts organization founded on the Hip-Hop principles of peace, love, unity, and having fun. The goal of JLE is to engage members of the global community in these principles through music, poetry, video, photography, and youth workshops.
JusListen Entertainment. was established in 2005 by Stephen Tyson Jr. and David Dennis Jr. In the past, members of JLE have shared the stage with notable artists and intellectuals including Talib Kweli, Bone: Thugz N' Harmony, Sonia Sanchez, Joell Ortiz, The Game, The Spooks, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Danny Simmons, Sen. Cory Booker and many others.