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A rap therapy program created by TC doctoral candidate Ian P. Levy at New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II in the Bronx, is featured in The New York Times. The innovative program "seeks to use hip-hop music to reach teenagers who may not respond to more traditional counseling. Called hip-hop therapy, it encourages them to give voice to their day-to-day struggles in neighborhoods where poverty and crime are constants, and provides a foundation for school leaders to engage directly with them in a way that seems more enjoyable than intrusive."

The program grew out of Levy's work in the Health Education Program with Chris Emdin, Associate Professor of Science Education, who created the Science Genius project with GZA of the Wu Tang Clan. Emdin moderates a weekly chat group on Twitter called #HipHopEd. He is the author of the soon-to-be published "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... And the Rest of Y'All, Too" (Beacon Press).
 

Published Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016

Ian P. Levy
TC doctoral candidate Ian P. Levy

 

A rap therapy program created by TC doctoral candidate Ian P. Levy at New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II in the Bronx, is featured in The New York Times. The innovative program "seeks to use hip-hop music to reach teenagers who may not respond to more traditional counseling. Called hip-hop therapy, it encourages them to give voice to their day-to-day struggles in neighborhoods where poverty and crime are constants, and provides a foundation for school leaders to engage directly with them in a way that seems more enjoyable than intrusive."

The program grew out of Levy's work in the Health Education Program with Chris Emdin, Associate Professor of Science Education, who created the Science Genius project with GZA of the Wu Tang Clan. Emdin moderates a weekly chat group on Twitter called #HipHopEd. He is the author of the soon-to-be published "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... And the Rest of Y'All, Too" (Beacon Press).
 
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