Hip-Hope's innovative programming is a dynamic force that empowers underprivileged/over-challenged youth by addressing survival mode in a "hip" and relevant manner. By seamlessly blending arts, culture, and mentorship, our initiatives create a space where young individuals not only confront but conquer challenges with style and resilience. Through programs like "COOL KREW," we meet youth where they are, providing a supportive environment to assess their "cool" factor before guiding them toward targeted programming. This approach ensures that our youth, often navigating survival mode, are not merely participants but active architects of their destinies.
The rhythm and harmony of "MUSIC SAVES" amplifies youthful voices, and is a testament to Hip-Hope's commitment to unlocking potential in a way that resonates with the energy and spirit of the youth we serve. "HU$TLENOMICS" brings financial literacy to life, transforming the mundane into an exciting journey of empowerment. With every keystroke in "Executive M.O.L.D.," we are instilling coping skills, resilience, and a mindset that transcends survival mode, propelling youth toward a future where they not only survive but thrive in a manner that is authentically "hip." Our programs are a Win Win Win fostering innovation and imagination, encouraging a mindset that breaks through limitations, transforming survival mode into a launchpad for boundless possibilities.
(In partnership with Mentor Iowa)
Empowers Youth through welcoming and belonging. "Cool Krew" serves as our general intake program that allows us to meet underprivileged/over-challenged Youth where they're at, and assess their "cool" before placing them in targeted programming. It's our group mentoring program designed to encourage creativity, cooperation, team work and social engagement through a variety of fun experiences.
Key Skills: Coping skills, Life skills, Social Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Emotional Intelligence
(In partnership with Bravo Greater Des Moines Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Polk County, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights since 2021)
Empowers Youth by amplifying all expressions of Youthful voices. "Music Saves" includes mini-projects that include but are not limited to audio, video and print art compositions. The program concludes with a capstone project that invites all community stakeholders to participate in an event that promotes H.O.P.E.(Health, Opportunity and Prosperity through Edutainment)
Key Skills: Coping Skills, Artist Development, Creative Arts Production, Workforce Development, Leadership, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Marketing, Sales, and Event Planning