Kids Helping Kids Favorite 


May 13 2015


New York, Worldwide

Kids Helping Kids is a youth hip-hop program run by two NGOs, Hip Hip Saves Lives and Negusworld. Together, these organizations work with middle school and high school students to make conscious hip hop influenced by activist work happening worldwide.

Each month, the students learn about an initiative happening somewhere in the world, and are then paired with the person doing that work to learn about the specifics issues addressed by that project. The students then pick a beat, and begin to write raps about what that initiative does in the world and why it is important. Once the song is completed, the students film a music video for the song and then send it to the initiative.

So far, Kids Helping Kids has produced two mixtapes and help receptions for each, with such guests as Afrika Bamabaataa and Melle Mel.

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