Beats Rhymes and Life is pleased to present… ALL EYES ON WE – our biannual Winter 2014 Youth Showcase celebrating the creative works, progress, and personal achievements of youth in our Rap Therapy program.
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…
BRL is pleased to announce that our Spring Hip Hop Therapy programs have kicked off! We are excited to be partnering with organizations and schools in the Bay Area that we have collaborated with before in the past, as well as, some new ones! Our partners this Spring include Seneca Family of Agencies, Oakland High […]CONTINUE READING →
If you missed our Winter Showcase last week, you missed one of our most memorable showcases yet! “All Eyes On We” highlighted the creative works of youth from our programs at Oakland High School, the American Indian Child Resource Center, Lazear Charter Academy, and Seneca Family of Agencies. Many factors contributed to the success of […]CONTINUE READING →
Greetings, Over nine years ago, a social worker and teaching artist came together to create an alternative therapeutic outlet for young men of color turned off by traditional mental health services. Fast forward to present day and Beats, Rhymes and Life has blossomed into an innovative community-based organization that is changing the field of adolescent mental health through Hip […]CONTINUE READING →
We are proud to announce thatSherwin-Williams just became a sponsor of BRLHQ! In addition to providing all of the paint products for our space, Sherwin-Williams will be commissioning local artist, Joshua Mays to paint a mural in our HQ that represents our work in the community and our vision for the future. Click here to learn more about BRLHQ and see renderings of our new space.CONTINUE READING →
We would like to recognize and appreciate our recent funders, the State Farm Youth Advisory Board and The Barrios Trust for supporting our work and helping us further our mission of cultivating youth change makers in Oakland. Through their support, we will be able to facilitate a youth-led activity group in the Spring at Oakland High focused around the issues of school engagement and truancy. With this new funding, we will also be able to build our internal capacity and further develop our funding efforts. We are grateful to funders like State Farm YAB and The Barrios Trust who will have a big impact on the growth and sustainability of BRL.CONTINUE READING →