Teaching Life Skills Through Hip-hop

Refresh Collective is a nonprofit that empowers & educates Cleveland youth using hip-hop as a vehicle. Our students learn to powerfully express themselves through rapping, producing, and running a studio together. Creative projects like this one provide natural opportunities to grow transferable employment skills such as communication and collaboration. Since 2010, Refresh Collective has helped over 9,000 students write, record, and perform their own music. Enjoy this overview from this past summer's "The Chrysalis Trilogy." Your donations empower us to meet youth where they are at, and help them write their own story of transformation.

Arts Mastery

  • Beat Making
  • Lyric writing
  • Recording Arts
  • Performance
  • Videography
  • Clothing Design

Job Readiness

  • Communication
  • Resume Building
  • Portfolio Development
  • Digital Content Creation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • and more!
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