U•RAP Curriculum | Curriculum for University of Rap

University of RAP


Class of 2020

Hip Hop Takes A Village

The Vision


Supreme preparation on the youth level for their future, delivering Hip-Hop curricula as an academic outlet to express themselves individually. Commitment to a cultural pedagogy where learners gain experience through apprenticeship and social awareness conversations. Reinforcing our goal to raise community standards with critical thinking support and mathematical life skills. To attain higher scores in reading comprehension and produce writing above grade level. Making all people of society work hand in hand with school districts, so everyone becomes responsible for nurturing our youth’s powerful gifts.

Rhythm


READING - Use all five senses/ Even the sixth/ To read our world/ How and why it exists/ See Literacy, is now slang for LIT/ Touch others, with your service and grit/ Hear voices of people as one sound/ Cook your vocab, test taste it around/ Smell like Hip Hop Elements, now your odors intelligence/ Innerstand who you are, your purpose aligns with the stars.
When reading becomes a physical activity, students are expressive with their comprehension. Participants love to learn when they can move!

READING COMMON CORE STANDARDS TARGETED

• CCSS.ELA.Literacy.WHST.6-8.7
• CCSS.ELA.Literacy.WHST.9-10.6
• CCSS.ELA.Literacy.WHST.11-12.10

ACTIVATES - Converting bodies into proactive forms/ Being board of education is the norm/ Thinking on their own/ Thinking to own/ Being seeds that have grown/ Frequently, at a love frequency/ Consistently charging their accountability/ Together/ Teaching what they learn applies knowledge forever/ Serving our community by building their best version/ Writing their way out in first person/ Information by self affirmation all through active imagination.
When students express themselves artistically, it activates their intuitive career.

MATH COMMON CORE STANDARDS TARGETED

• CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.A.1
• CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.8
• CCSS.Math.Content.7.NS.A.3
• CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.A.1
• CCSS.Math.Content.HSS.IC.B.6

POWER - Work ethic is wind/ Purpose, currency you spend/ Each program has power ups/ Entrepreneurial bucks/ Strategy-based projects/ Phones off, brains on it/ Assessment through creativity/ Light up worlds with your Inner G/ The Universe is University of R-A-P/ Where ideas last for infinity/ Always be/ Ready to MC and perform/

Step into your power, it’s time to transform!

Program Implementation


*Can be virtual or physical classrooms

Cameras Converting Communities (Balance)

One of our popular modules is Cameras Converting Communities. Interactive, entertaining, yet vigorous, this program teaches scholars the step by step process of developing ideas into videos that solves issues in their community. Recently, students have created PSA's, short films, and music videos to raise awareness. Our goal is to equip young people with a skill that can spark interest in media or technology. We require parents to attend one session to be active in their child's academics. Scholars learn that education, problem solving, and service are linked to the overall wealth of our community. (Practice to be Natural)

Each session, student success is measured by:
• Evidence-Based Project Learning
• Student Surveys, Pre/Post Examinations
• Parent Feedback
• Teacher & Admin Surveys

*All participants receive free merchandise, University of R.A.P. folders, and other prizes!

ECONIMIX (Left Brain, Right)

A favorite session participants enjoy is our Secret Agent program. Based on the universal truth that learning styles are unique for everyone, students work with us to build their own Individual Education Plan. The purpose is to provide each child with a "secret mission" that sets out specific objectives to complete based upon their I.E.P. built. Additionally, everyone (including teachers) is placed into a bracket to compete based on who finishes their objectives week to week. All results are determined by our rubric scale. We require parents to attend one session to be active in their child's academics. Our goal is to sharpen students passion and skills in a real world environment, while making them auto-didactic, discerning what they need to study for their career. (*You do it, you know how*)

Agent's Profile

Example of Agent's Profile
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Agent's Objectives

Example of Agent's Objectives
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Each session, student success is measured by:
• Evidence-Based Project Learning
• Student Surveys, Pre/Post Examinations
• Parent Feedback
• Teacher & Admin Surveys

*All participants receive free merchandise, University of R.A.P. folders, and other prizes!

Sample Bracket

Sample Bracket
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The Elements of Hip Hop (Balance)

Captivating and authentic, our inaugural Elements of Hip Hop program thoroughly dissects the 10 building blocks of Hip Hop:
• DJ
• Emcee
• Break-Dancing
• Graffiti
• Beat-Boxing
• Street Knowledge
• Street Language
• Street Entrepreneurship
• Street Fashion
• Self Defense

After learning and viewing examples of each element, scholars are asked to choose which element they wish to demonstrate in a Hip Hop showcase. We target guests from each different element to teach their craft so the children receive hands on learning. Our goal is for the students to have a work they can publish and a performance/exhibit that lasts a lifetime. We require parents to attend one session to be active in their child's academics. Participants enjoy Elements of Hip Hop because they can travel and gain real world experience from professional artists and entrepreneurs. (Natural to Practice)

Each session, student success is measured by:
• Evidence-Based Project Learning
• Student Surveys, Pre/Post Examinations
• Parent Feedback
• Teacher & Admin Surveys

*All participants receive free merchandise, University of R.A.P. folders, and other prizes!

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EbONIMIX (Right Brain, Left)

In EbONIMIX, global community principles are examined through seven streams of income to achieve financial freedom. We revitalize a multi-generational technique by using the most ancient of all practices, storytelling. Our growth mindset goal is achieved by tracking progressions of human connections through mental and physical systems of life. We require parents to attend one session to be active in their child's academics. The love of working together to achieve an enlightened society, is what learners appreciate about our research-based Sankofa Method of scholastic discipline, the first (In)tuition Institution. (*You don't know how, but you are doing it*)

Each session, student success is measured by:
• Evidence-Based Project Learning
• Student Surveys, Pre/Post Examinations
• Parent Feedback
• Teacher & Admin Surveys

*All participants receive free merchandise, University of R.A.P. folders, and other prizes!

Investment Data


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*Please contact us for a quote on long term collaborations. Please include the number of students, days, times, number of edutainers, and list of activities.

1 Edutainer (less than 16 learners): $60/hour during the school day, $75/hour after school, $100/hour on weekends

2 Edutainers (16-30 learners): $100/hour during the school day, $140/hour after school, $200/hour on weekends

Testimonials & Achievements



“What I like about the program, is that, before I wanted to become a professional rapper, and I would always just think I don’t need to do anything, I can just do this and do that and then I become a rapper. But no, I need to write down my stuff, figure out what I am going to do, download apps, go and make beats, put raps in my notes, and make a song. This has also helped me with Math, because before I was terrible at Math, but now I am getting a little better. I also like how we went to the studio, and we got to know what to do to make the beat, and how to make the song sound right. I would also like to thank Mr. Lloyd for letting me in this club, because if it wasn’t for him, I never would have made it.”

— Zyon Chapman - 5th Grade Scholar, Russell Byers Charter School

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Gregory Riggs, Simon Gratz Prep - Math Progress Award Spring 2018

Get Involved!


Schools we have worked with:

1. SIMON GRATZ PREP MIDDLE SCHOOL
2. RUSSELL BYERS CHARTER SCHOOL
3. GIRARD COLLEGE
4. DUCKREY ELEMENTARY
5. MASTERY CHARTER - SHOEMAKER CAMPUS
6. FRANKFORD HIGH SCHOOL
7. BELMONT CHARTER SCHOOL
8. RICHARD ALLEN PREP CHARTER SCHOOL
9. TILDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
10. TECH FREIRE HIGH SCHOOL

Intensive Prevention Services sites we have partnered with:

1. P.A.A.N. (Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network
2. The Bridge
3. Diversified Community Services (DCS)

Volunteer Sites

1. Martin Luther King High School
2. Shipley School
3. Penn Alexander (West Philly)
4. Kenderton Elementary
5. Benjamin Franklin High School
6. Warren G. Harding Middle School
7. The Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Service Center
8. Universal Bluford Charter School

For program implementation at your institution, contact Oba Sankofa!
Phone:
267-281-8941
Email:

HipHoptakesavillage@gmail.com

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