Caught wind of a “good” thing today, thought it relevant and worthy to share. Sara Fletcher writes a great piece for the Good.is website, detailing the efforts of marketing agency heads who began a free, after-school workshop that has been bringing, among other aspects of hip hop, breakdance education to students in the Bronx.
Catharsis co-founders James Kim and Justin Kim teamed up with famed Rock Steady Crew b-boy Ken Swift, to start B.E.A.T. (Bridging Education and Art Together) after realizing, “there was a huge void in New York in terms of the kids being able to learn authentic b-boying.”
After joining forces with The Urban Assembly, a non-profit that manages programs at New York City public schools, the program blossomed, branching off into several programs over the course of 2010, including one for artists and a beatboxing program for visually impaired students.
Check out the full story on the B.E.A.T. at the GOOD website: B.E.A.T. Brings Hip Hop Education To The Bronx [1/10/11]