South Bronx Youth Share Educational-Rights Knowledge through Rap, Spoken Word

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This past summer, the Campaign for Educational Equity (CEE) teamed up with THE POINT CDC, a phenomenal South Bronx-centered youth development organization, for a six-week series of interactive workshops based on our Know Your Educational Rights public-engagement model and THE POINT’s Camp PowerPoint program.

On August 11, youth participating in THE POINT’s Music and A.C.T.I.O.N. “majors”–having studied our Know Your Educational Rights handouts; interviewed students, parents, and other education leaders; and reflected on their personal in-school experiences–used their artistic talents to encourage their community to fight for educational equity!

WATCH THIS SIX-MINUTE VIDEO OF THEIR  CULMINATING PERFORMANCES:

Students, those who are most directly affected by educational rights violations and other educational injustices, must co-lead the fight for educational equity.

Our brilliant youth collaborators–supported by their artistic and community-organizing adult mentors and allies, and building on a rich tradition of youth activism–demonstrate the power and potential of their voices.

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