HHSYC Latino Division
The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council Latino was created to help Latino youths and young adults address issues such as Education, Employment, HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Literacy, Economics, Politics, and Gang Violence. Through our Business of Hip-Hop program we will provide training and consultation to aspiring Latin Artists, Labels, Managers, and Producers that are looking to improve their skills and fulfill their dreams in the entertainment industry. The Latino Division is committed to teaching participants how to constructively use their time, talent and the Hip-Hop Culture to improve social, political, and economic conditions in their school, home and community.
OUR PURPOSE IS TO USE THE POSITIVE INFLUENCE OF THE LATINO & HIP-HOP CULTURES TO:
Improve the academic grades, character and leadership skills
of our members.
- Work as an advocacy group with artists, actors, authors, professional athletes, elected officials, clergy and community leaders to address social, political, and economic issues that confront our youth and young adults.
- Monitor the airplay and marketing of adult-rated music to minors that contain offensive lyrics, negative images, substance abuse, violence and the degrading of women.
- Mediate disputes within the Hip-Hop industry before they escalate into violence.
- Educate artists on their social responsibilities to their company, family and community.
- Coordinate workshops to educate the community on the history of the Hip-Hop culture.
- Produce PSA’s with artists that address the social concerns of our youth.
- Provide scholarships, awards, and other incentives to students and deserving participants.
- Use Hip-Hop as a vehicle to establish an open line of communication which will help improve relations between parents, teachers, elected officials, the clergy, law enforcement agencies, and our youth.
- Establish ongoing dialogue between our youth in the U.S. and their peers abroad.
- Provide participants with a better understanding of our political system and their right to vote.
- Provide participants with the business and technical skills so that they can to obtain internships, employment, recording contracts, and major distribution agreements in the entertainment industry.
- Establish Branch Chapters to expand our services throughout the United States and abroad.
- Register 10 million new voters by the end of 2008.