Art and Change Grant
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
Change Partner: Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations
Emiko will organize "Hip Hop Island", an admission-free, all-elements hip-hop youth summer camp in South Philadelphia presented with the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc. The participants of the camp will be mainly Southeast Asian immigrant youth, ages 10-21. The camp will provide creative outlets and a safe atmosphere for youth to express themselves, connect with others, learn about social issues, and sustain good mental health through four art forms of Hip Hop culture. There will be a block party at the end of the camp to celebrate the participants' achievements.