The Inspire Program offers free, educational, short-term initiatives, performances, events, and workshops that inform young audiences about Hip Hop art forms and their power to positively express stress and anxiety.
Unity’s ENGAGE Programs are high impact, weekly ‘Hip Hop meets mental health’ workshop series where participants learn historical and technical elements of Hip Hop art forms, while building transferable skills, creating relationships, and accessing resources that help improve overall resilience. Unity delivers these programs in partnership with over 30 community organizations across Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Manitoba.
Unity seeks to EMPOWER youth and young Hip Hop artists by providing employment, professional development, volunteer and leadership opportunities to further support their personal, creative, and economic development. Unity’s primary EMPOWER opportunity is our Artist Facilitator roster, a front-line team of Hip Hop artists from Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba that deliver all of our INSPIRE and ENGAGE programs across Canada, with many Artists recruited from Unity’s ENGAGE programs.
Youth were inspired through Unity Weeks and the annual Unity Fest
Youth accessed free, weekly Hip Hop meets mental health programming
Artists annually gained creative, business, mentorship & facilitation skills
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