Fulfilling the Dream
Initiative Description: Fulfilling the Dream is a10 chapter curriculum that utilizes the history of hip-hop culture as a case study, youth have a culminating project that represents what they learned and how they will apply it, taught weekly for 75 minutes, taught by two local artists who employ discussion, creative writing assignments, small group activities, and the critical analysis of music and media.
Study Results: Improved reports of self-awareness, critical consciousness, self determination and motivation, hope, and positive self talk in African American students
Reference: Slaten, C. D., Rivera, R. C., Shemwell, D., & Elison, Z. M. (2016). Fulfilling their dreams: Marginalized urban youths’ perspectives on a culturally sensitive social and emotional learning program. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 21(2), 129-142. doi:10.1080/10824669.2015.1134331
Level of Evidence: Fair