The youth from the Hip-Hop Youth Tank made a supreme presentation at city hall on Nov. 6th. As a featured group at the celebration of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Initiative Final Celebration, representatives of the Hip-Hop Youth Think Tank Project including Javoen Byrd, Geneiva Arunga, Angel Mitchell and Montrell Dickerson gave recommendations based on their research of solutions to youth empowerment. Javoen Byrd highlighted the importance of positive cultural education to help youth form a positive self identity and purpose while Geneiva Arunga presented on her research regarding the importance of youth getting organized. Montrell spoke on the video skills he is developing and Javoen closed out the project by introducing the development of the programming at the Center for Hip-Hop Culture Business & Technology as a tangible outcome of their think tank. Once again youth of the Seattle Hip-Hop Youth Council represent the hood properly with solutions for real change.
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