It's about time! Let's make Hope happen! 10/30/2021 is the 7th Annual Greater Des Moines Conference For Young Men Of Color, and this year is going to be different!
Young Men, picture yourself performing, exhibiting your art, and selling your merchandise. Mentors, picture them bonding, branding, and building. Everyone, picture us all WINNING! Because Des Moines is Greater when Young Men Of Color are WIN, WIN, WINNING!!!
Thank you to our major sponsors; Polk County Board Of Supervisors, DMACC / Evelyn K. Davis Center, Wells Fargo and Microsoft.
In order to address covid concerns, we are offering both in person and virtual options. There will be dedicated workshops to both options. In person option will be limited to 150 registrants. Virtual option is open to unlimited registrants. Please make sure you specify if you plan to attend in person or virtually when you register.
Utilize arts & culture to
promote Hope where symptoms
of hopeless are prevalent
Confident and competent youth contributing to the success of Iowa's culture.
Equip and empower
youth with tools to
Health, Opportunity, Prosperity, Edutainment
Today I know I matter
My choices are mine and mine alone
If I am to succeed
I must take responsibility for my actions
I am more than you can see
I am the product of something divine
No one can put me down unless I let them
Because today I know I matter
Hip-Hope Inc. Recent Media Coverage:
We Are Iowa Channel 5 News (Article and (2) Videos)
"Many Shades of Colour" Friday 3/6/20
Des Moines Register
"Party Hearty For NAMI" on We Are Iowa 2/14/20
#KidsLivesMatter 'Funraiser' Challenge 2019
Student Witnesses Say Downtown Fight Was Bound to Happen
POSTED 10:31 PM, JANUARY 30, 2018, BY JUSTIN SURRENCY
Oct 28, 2017 - DES MOINES, Iowa -- Saturday marks the second year of the Young Men of Color Conference at Drake University. ... You have viable options, you have resources at your disposal, and if you choose to employ those resources, you will be a boss," said Bo James, executive director of Hip-Hope Inc.
Sep 10, 2017
The non-profit Hip Hope organized a community get-together and a donation to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Sep 9, 2017 - Community group Hip Hope used annual Prayer and Potluck event to donate to victims of Hurricane Harvey
May 28, 2017 - Hip Hope works to offer youth positive alternatives to engaging with crime.
Mar 25, 2017 - Hip-Hope wants to be the ones to do that." James, a graduate of Des Moines East High School, said Hip-Hope Inc. is working on a project titled #KidsLivesMatter to develop and empower the youth of Des Moines. He wants the kids he works with to take accountability and responsibility in the classroom, ...
May 26, 2017 - IOWA -- Feeling in the mood to "whip" or "nae nae?" It may be because Silentó, the artist behind the viral song and dance, was in town. Besides being a recording artist, Silentó is part of Kids Lives Matter, a group aimed at getting kids more involved in their communities