Curriculum complete with lesson plans, textbook, CD, workbook, interactive website and DVD with Grammy-nominated producer Khao Cates and actress Meagan Good introducing each chapter and supporting class material

CONNECTS: with students by using hip-hop music to instill character building traits and multi-media tools that engage and motivate

INSPIRES: through real-life relevant stories, youth can relate to since they mirror those of their own lives

EQUIPS: youth with foundational skills to address social issues youth encounter daily that interfere with their ability to excel academically

MOTIVATES: youth to stay in school–GRADUATE –and be SUCCESSFUL

AUDIENCE: 7th – 12th grade E1VM participants

Each mentor will have the capacity to serve 15 participants per class per year; our goal is to serve approximately 500 students in 3 years

Program length: 18 months

Program topics: Anger Management, Bullying, Health & Wellness, Perception, Excuses, Patience, Heartbreak, The Company You Keep, Drug Abuse, SelfRespect, Self-Love, Self Determination