Words from our director, Devine Carama, on his recent trip to present to student in North Carolina.
“Twice a year for the last 4 years I’ve had the privilege of visiting Greensboro & Charlotte, NC to present to students my hip hop based message on youth leadership and anti-bullying. My relationship with North Carolina was established back in 2009 when I briefly lived their to further pursue my music career. I moved back to KY shortly after but stayed in touch with artists, educators, and friends in the area over the years. When I started doing motivational youth speaking in my hometown of Lexington, KY 5 years ago, the natural next step was to begin presenting in North Carolina. This week I had the opportunities to facilitate my “Leadership & Legacy” & “Power of Words” presentations to Pioneer Spring Community School, Charlotte Secondary School, Oaklawn Language Academy, & Jay M. Robinson Middle School in Charlotte, T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, and Graham Middle School in Burlington, NC. A total of 6 schools, 12 presentations, and over 3,500 students! We discussed everything from leadership, anti-bullying, cultivating a personal belief system, standing up for the unpopular “good”, as well as the history of spoken word and hip hop. “