Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc., will be hosting a Summer Workshop out of the San Francisco Main Library located at 100 Larkin Street on Friday, August 30th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The workshop, “Tapping The Power Within,” is free and open to the public. It is not necessary to be a part of one of our partner agencies or […]
Four hundred youth, families, and community packed the Brava Theater on June 6th for our Spring Showcase in support of youth in our seven Rap Therapy programs. Fresh State of Mind included music, songs, and video produced by youth from Barack Obama Academy, Community Day School, NEA Community Learning Center, the BRL Academy and others…
This winter’s showcase built upon the theme “RE-IMAGINE” youth shared out their creative works containing how they have re-imagined life for themselves, their families and community.
We are excited that our Rap Therapy program is back at Oakland High this semester after a hiatus and it will continue within the Seneca Family of Agencies.CONTINUE READING →
If you haven’t had the chance to see A Lovely Day at either Oakland, Nashville or NYC screenings–now is your chance! ALD will be airing on KQED on Sunday, October 13th at 6pm as part of their Truly CA series!CONTINUE READING →
We are very excited to announce that we have been chosen by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board as a grant recipient! This was an incredibly competitive process, with less than 10% of applicants receiving funding. Since the beginning of the year, we have been working hard on fund development with limited capacity so this […]CONTINUE READING →
Many amazing things are happening for A Lovely Day (ALD), the documentary chronicling the stories of youth in our Rap Therapy program! Last May, ALD premiered at the Nashville Film Festival, winning the Best Hispanic Interest Film Award and this month, it premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City sponsored by HBO […]CONTINUE READING →
On July 20th, Beats Rhymes and Life, Youth Uprising and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights joined together to hold a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin and all youth who have died from gun violence in our communities at Oakland’s Lake Merritt. The vigil was one of hundreds of actions across […]CONTINUE READING →