Beats Rhymes And Life, Inc

Beats Rhymes and Life has been Deeply Rooted in Oakland and the Bay Area at large for 14 years. We rely on support from our Community of Care to continue to provide strength based, culturally congruent and youth centered approaches to healing and self-expression. For every dollar that is donated between now and our 5.10.18 showcase Deeply Rooted, the BRL Governing Board will match up to $5,000. 

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Beats Rhymes and Life is a 501(c)(3) based in Oakland California. We cultivate dynamic, culturally responsive services that inspire youth to recognize their own capacity for healing and self-expression, through community engagement and the therapeutic power of Hip Hop.

Our Vision 

Utilizing Hip Hop Therapy for individual, community and systemic change.

Our Values 

Innovation We embody the creative nature and influence of youth and Hip Hop culture. We are empowered through our ideas, strengths and self-expression.

Transformation We embrace risk and reflection to “Tap into” our potential and reframe our vision for the future. We advance practices, which are youth-centered, culturally congruent and strength-based.

Collaboration We honor the wisdom and knowledge that our diversity brings. We build connection by teaching, learning and supporting each other. Each one, teach one!

Leadership We hold ourselves accountable to embracing non-traditional practices, being open to growth and enhancing development. Social justice is embedded in our commitment to leadership.