culturally relevant | wholistic | mindsets-integrated
Fulfill the Dream (FTD) engages marginalized youth through a hip-hop-based SEL curriculum that places an emphasis on the tenets of social justice and critical consciousness.
This involves 1) understanding the role of youth culture in the enhancement of social and emotional wellbeing and 2) engaging youth and their communities through activities that enhance critical and creative skills.
"Fulfill The Dream was the secret ingredient in our secret sauce that made us the top after school association in the nation for the YMCA."
Rebecca Kelly, YMCA-USA
Fulfill The Dream engages youth in culturally relevant ways using media, movement, and music. Focusing on cultivating leadership, relationship, and citizenship skills, each workshop of FTD’s ten chapter curriculum utilizes the history of hip-hop culture as a case study.
In addition to learning how hip-hop grew to a global phenomenon, each chapter includes movement activities, visual metaphors, original hip-hop music, and allows youth opportunities to discover their “sparks” while also setting goals to use that spark (Scales, Benson, & Roehlkepartain, 2010).