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. Refresh teaches workforce development and life skills—guided by mentors, our students work as a team in our Cleveland storefront, screen-printing and selling their original designs to the community. Since 2010, Refresh Collective has helped over 6,000 students write, record, and perform their own music. Enjoy the students’ latest music video, "First Impressions."

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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