Making Noise Using Hip-Hop Culture
In notoriously poor Syracuse, New York, home to the highest concentration of poverty among African Americans and Latinos, the streets can be a means of survival for teens.
The struggle is real. But, so is a movement to make the change; to remix unpleasant statistics no one wants to talk about.
The Good Life Youth Foundation is making noise using hip-hop culture as its stage to reach these at-risk youth.
Programs and Initiatives
Understand the dynamics of maneuvering through life and making positive life choices.
Understand business and ownership, as well as other paths that attain “higher than minimum-wage jobs”
Center for Youth Entrepreneurship
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“The vision and work of Hasan and Good Life to connect disenfranchised and incarcerated youth to resources, education and entrepreneurial opportunities have been transformational. Good Life coaches and mentors enable young men to envision their lives with hope and opportunities and provide the tools to chart a new path out of poverty. We need to support Good Life because our youth deserve a chance to have meaningful and productive lives.”
Exec Dir of Allyn Family Foundation
“The Good Life is a refreshing approach to addressing the needs of inner-city youth who have so much potential. I stand with and for the staff and Board of Good Life, a non-profit uniquely positioned to meet the needs of these youth.”
“For me, Good Life is family. Good Life gives hope, faith and reassurance that, no matter what, everything will be ok. They help you understand that any negative, can be turned into a positive, but it all starts with “me”. I know with Good Life, I can never fail. 99% of success is failure.”
Program Graduate / Entrepreneur
“In order to reach the youth, you have to speak their language, live their culture, and have experienced what they have. Hip-Hop has the power for change, it just needs to be harnessed. Hip-Hop saved my life. We intend for it to save many others as well.”
Founder / Executive Director
“The Good Life Youth Foundation combines a grassroots commitment to the community’s toughest young people, with an excellence in the way they handle their business. They bridge the gap between the juvenile justice system and the community in ways that are much needed but extremely rare. Most importantly, they provide hope, education, and practical skills to young people to help them change the trajectory of their lives!”
Founder / Exec Dir of Comm Connections for Youth