what we offer
It goes without saying that there is a desperate need for youth programs throughout our nation, in particular, the city of Phoenix. Beat Street AZ provides a unique approach to youth programs as it integrates education, technology, critical thinking, and the arts, coinciding with Hip-Hop culture. Beat Street AZ is designed to empower its students by igniting the imagination and creativity through its resourceful courses. Furthermore, Beat Street AZ focuses on preparing its students to be "life-ready" and successful leaders. Upon completion of our course, our students are then eligible to return as mentors and/or instructors themselves. This allows us to provide a sustainable community to our students.
We are excited to announce that we are preparing our classes for 2018!
We have extended our Summer Session by including two more classes.
Register Early as there is limited seating!
(Students must be 12 - 18 years old)
Below is what is included in our course:
The Emcee Class teaches our students effective communication. Our students will learn to write and recite lyrics using different styles. They will also be introduced to public speaking as they perform their songs. In addition, our students will learn the value of lyrical substance, vocabulary, and grammar.
The Graffiti Class teaches our students how to effectively use their artistic talents. In this class our students will learn basic fundamentals of graphic designing coupled with Graffiti. They will use software to create their own graffiti art. In addition our students will learn how to use the software for photo editing as well. They will also learn the difference between the criminal and artistic elements of graffiti.
The DJ Class teaches our students how to utilize music as an avenue of self-expression. Our students are exposed to various genres of music and learn how music influences, aspires, and motivates. They will also learn to produce their own music utilizing software and tablets, as well as mixing music.
The B-Boy Class teaches our students the fundamentals of breakdancing. It also focuses on the importance of exercise and staying active. Students will also learn basic techniques of Capoeira, which has its influence on breakdancing. Students will learn the importance of team work as they are tasked to work with one another to perform choreographed routines.
Aside from the four main classes that Beat Street AZ offers, our program incorporates six (6) seminars to prepare our students for the real world. Our seminars are taught by subject matter experts who can provide our students with the proper information to better prepare them. Students will have opportunities for employment through Beat Street AZ's network of partners. Field trips are scheduled into our program to radio stations, professional recording studios, and much more. Transportation will be provided by Beat Street AZ for field trips only. Students will receive meals during class.
Students will be provided with basic knowledge on the importance of credit responsibility. Students will learn how credit scores influence financial decisions in life. They will be taught how to avoid financial pitfalls.
Students will learn the importance of nutrition and its influence on a healthy life style. Students will learn how to make smart food decisions to avoid health complications later in life.
Students will learn the importance of being successful leaders. Students will be taught the core principles of effective leadership and how it can be used to develop, inspire, motivate, and guide others, as well as themselves.
Students will learn the importance of a higher education, as well as how to prepare for college. Students will learn about financial options pertaining to college such as the differences between scholarships, grants and student loans. Students will learn how to contact colleges and how to fill out a college application.
Students will learn the importance of being employed. Students will learn how to fill out a job application, how to conduct a job interview and the importance of first impressions. Our students will also learn how to interpret paycheck deductions.
Students will learn basic principles on how to begin a business. This class will teach students how to become young entrepreneurs utilizing the skills they have acquired in our basic classes. This seminar will cover the basic requirements of starting a business.