Based out of Toronto, Unity Charity uses hip hop to improve young people's lives, creating healthier communities. Using an arts-based approach, Unity Charity engages and inspires youth between the ages of 12-24 from underserved communities across Canada to improve their lives and create healthier communities. Hip hop is a relatable and accessible network of art forms (dance, beat box, spoken word and graffiti) that provides a healthy space for youth who feel disconnected from their community and/or overwhelmed by stress.
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 6 - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Assembly: unlimited, Workshops: max 30 per session
Tech Requirements: Sound technican, 4 chairs, projector. screen, sound system, aux cord
Fee Range: $1,145 - $1,545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
This is a full-day program for Grades 5/6 to 12 with an assembly and 8 in-class workshops. Top professional Unity artists engage students by sharing their personal stories and teaching hip hop art forms (break dancing, beat boxing, spoken word and graffiti art) along with life skills coinciding with each of them. Unity's many core offerings empower youth to make positive life choices by engaging in artistic expression. Unity encourages young people to follow and develop skills for success.