Unity is a national non-profit organization that uses Hip Hop art forms to help young people develop resilience, creating healthier communities. We use a 'Hip Hop meets Mental Health' approach! Unity workshops and programs interweave arts-based instruction with skill building activities that support young people in developing protective factors that contribute to resilience and positive mental health outcomes!
I have learned to express my anger positively. Instead of punching the wall, punching a face or slamming doors, I will dance it out or write my feelings down on paper. Young Person
My expectations were exceeded with the AWESOMENESS the group brought to our conference! I have been getting emails from teachers who attended that their kids LOVED the event and were INSPIRED by Unity!! From day one Unity has been GREAT to work with and seeing the group in action and how the students reacted and were trilled, THAT is the true testimonial needed to realize the impact of Unity! UNITY TRULY ROCKS!!! Principal
Some students who were feeling down we really brightened up and all of the students had a lot of energy. An autistic student was beaming when he watched the graffiti artist. Many of the students wanted to connect with the artists through social media. They circulated a huge thank you card and gave to the artists at the end. Thanks again for your all your support! Teacher
Grade Suitability: Grade 7-12
Duration: 30 mins
Capacity: 500 students for presentation, 30 students for workshops
Fee Range: $545-$865 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
This is a program for Grades 7 to12 with a pre-recorded showcase and optional workshops, provided virtually, direct to the classroom or home! Unity Charity's programming aims to inspire youth to express their stress and develop resilience through positive outlets for self-expression, and community. Unity Charity offers hip-hop, arts-based activities delivered by Unity Artist Educators who are highly skilled in their respective art-forms, (breaking, street dance, beat boxing, spoken word, MCing and graffiti art), and who teach these art-forms to youth participants using a mental health focused framework. 1-hr additional virtual workshops available in each Artform (breaking, street dance, beat boxing, spoken word, MCing and graffiti art) for additional fee of $275 each.