The Alliance

This space is dedicated to highlighting, celebrating, and building an alliance of programs and organizations around the nation that educate, empower, and emancipate youth using Hiphop Culture. To add your organization or program to this alliance click here. The tabs to the right are topics and themes that we challenge youth and youth workers to use to submit their spoken word pieces, raps, sketches, murals, essays, photos, etc and share with the nation. The best material will be selected to be apart of the next publication of Youth Voice Nation. In the meantime, best pieces will be blasted through the Good Life Alliance iphone application.


 

Fulfill The Dream, Los Angeles, CA

Fulfill The Dream L.A started when Roberto was invited to speak at a conference hosted by SBCC. The momentum of the conference allowed for Roberto to connect with Eli Fournier and Gabby in through the Wilmington Empowerment Project in Wilmington, CA. This chapter is unique in that it started with two groups: one being youth and the other being parents. The groups met for ten weeks and discussed… Read More…


 

Fulfill The Dream, Chicago

The Fulfill The Dream program began at Social Justice High School almost three years ago. It started when Roberto and Mr. Crye (math teacher) began dreaming about giving youth space to think about their lives, share stories, learn about Hiphop, and how to use it as a tool to create change. The program started out small as it meet about twice to three times a month for about 2 and a half hours. Meeting during the… Read More…


 

Fulfill The Dream, Providence, RI

This beginning of this chapter initiated during the summer of 2008 when Roberto Rivera met Robyn Frye at a conference in Chicago. Robyn, being a natural youth worker and community organizer, began working with youth using Fulfill The Dream in July 2009. Working for ten weeks through a summer jobs program, the youth engaged in an in depth analysis about the history and evolution of Hip-hop… Read More…


 

Fulfill The Dream Cincinnati, OH

This chapter started in the summer of 2010 with a partnership with Jana Lavelle Natterman and the YMCA of Cincinnati. The program was implemented in 28 different locations through out the city, Fulfill The Dream became a key curriculum in engaging youth in after school programs throughout the city. Working also in partnership with Elementz of Cincinnati, youth were able to develop… Read More…


 

Fulfill The Dream, Milwaukee, WI

The Fulfill The Dream Milwaukee chapter is most active through Transition High School. The curriculum is used in a setting called “Roc Cypher” which is a life skills class that promotes liberation and transformation through the arts. Baba Rogers, who is the school principal, has been instrumental in helping the program to spread throughout the city in working with youth who are learn non-traditionally… Read More…


 

Fulfill The Dream, Beloit

Fulfill The Dream Beloit has been in existence since the Fall of 2009. Implemented in two high schools in this city, it was part of a major grant to help spark the genius of non-traditional learners. The program took a couple dozen youth labeled “at-risk” and helped them to develop healthy identities and powerful voices through the arts. Classroom curriculum was supplemented with youth working… Read More…


 

Fulfill The Dream, Madison

This chapter initially started out with only four classes in a local middle school. However, after the effectiveness of the program was evaluated : increased G.P.A, increased attendance, and a decrease in behavior issues, the program became school wide. The program was implemented during the life skills class as part of a Social and Emotional Curriculum initiative by the district… Read More…


 

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Good Life was 1 of 12 organizations selected world wide to participate in this years Unreasonable Institute. The institute brings together some of the most innovative organizations dedicated to solving the worlds greatest problems. We gave a TED style talk focused on education that brought the house down.
 
 

Nahume Diaz is a young man that transformed his life after going through the Fulfill The Dream program. He is now a community leader who works to create change by helping other youth find their voice and use them to offer solutions to community issues. We made a music video with a filmmaker from Disney to capture the change this young man is having in the world. Enjoy this song entitled "The Light"!


Fulfill The Dream CD


Created with some of the best Hiphop artists and producers in the country, this CD tells powerful stories with razor sharp lyrics that connect to the ten principles of the Fulfill The Dream curriculum. Authentic, Relevant, and Engaging, this CD is sure to get youth thinking critically and acting creatively Purchase your copy of the CD online today!