My name is Syreeta Gates, I am 19 years old from Jamaica, Queens, and am in the process of becoming a Team Revolution fellow. To become a fellow there are a number of things that have to be completed. The goal of becoming a fellow is to be a Social Entrepreneur, Expansion Leader or a Program Director. I want to change history with the organization. I currently completed their fashion business program in which we work with POLO Ralph Lauren. For my community service project I am doing a “Team Rev’s Hip Hop LIFE” Project. This project will consist of a Public Service Announcement, Murals all around New York City, and a Conference(May 12,2007). This project will be completed through out the entire year of 2007.
Hip-Hop has always been a foundation in my life, so it was only a matter of time before I created something to change the look of an important element in my life.
The purpose of "Team Rev’s Hip-Hop Life" is to educate individuals on how the hip hop culture has changed lives. In part, they have to understand that hip hop is a lifestyle used to open doors for other realms and aspects of the world in a influential way.In response of the event, all the resources and funding
will be given to Team Revolution and other numerous non-profit organizations that are providing programming and encouraging youth that through service they will change their communities.
“Team Rev’s Hip Hop LIFE” Project:
1)Public Service Announcements - get influential people to speak about:
-community service in hip hop
-hip hop role models
2)Murals - put inspirational images and messages on walls in communities around NYC
3)Conference (May 12,2007)- teach people about lessons dealing with the hip hop culture by influence people in those specific areas.
The conference the lessons are:
Fashion and Photography
The Arts and The Music Business
Entrepreneurship in Hip Hop and Community service
Media in hip hop and History in hip hop