"I love Detoxx… you guys saved me from going nuts...when I'm down, you guys are here ...[you've]taken me places I've never been ...I can trust my secrets with you guys. Even when it's anger or a disagreement, we stick together. Thx ...you've stepped up to the plate like no[one} has done for me .... "
Even with the many challenges that our youth face every day, including violence, suicide, peer pressure, instability in the home and lack of self-worth, there's still a light that shines within the youth in the midst of all of the darkness. By having a process in place to ignite it, we transform the lives of many youth, resulting in a promising future.
THE GIMME FIVE CAMPAIGN
The Hip-Hop Detoxx Gimme Five Campaign is designed to build awareness of and support for the programs and services that Hip-Hop Detoxx , a nonprofit Public Health Organization, provides to engage and empower youth in making healthy lifestyle choices. Funds raised will sustain and expand Hip-Hop Detoxx’s activities that wisely and effectively use hip hop and pop culture to connect with youth and guide them to better life choices.
Our Programs include:
DETOXX TALENT DEVELOPMENT (DTD) is an afterschool and summer Program that serves 13-21 year old youth and young adults. DTD utilizes music and pop culture to raise youths’ awareness and identify, as well as correct behavioral issues that precipitate violence, conflicts, and unhealthy lifestyle choices. The participants experience an empowering process that
- builds consciousness
- social and emotional learning
- enhancement of life skills
- critical thinking
- better decision making
- leadership development
- talents discovery and career planning
This process is designed to prevent risky behaviors (e.g., drug use, violence) and school drop-out and promote healthy behaviors leading to life success.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- PUBLIC SPEAKING
- TEAM BUILDING
- SPOKEN WORD
- MUSIC PRODUCTION
- FIELD TRIPS
- PEER TO PEER DETOXX FACILITATING
MALES II MEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM was created as a continuing post program for young males participating in the Chicago STEVE HARVEY MENTORING PROGRAM. Our Partnership with the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation enlists us to provide the follow up to the mentoring weekend held here in Chicago, enabling the boys to continue in the sharing teaching, and demonstrating of the principles of manhood.
This helps to build a foundation for the young men to achieve their dreams and become men who are strong, responsible, and productive.
The process of breaking misguided traits of manhood and introduction of the role models who provide positive examples of manhood are continued and expanded.
The Hip-Hop EmPowerMenT model is customized to instill principles of respect, responsibility, honesty integrity, service, courage, discipline, and patience in the young men.
STEVE HARVEY HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE HIP-HOP DETOXX
Over the past six years through our workshops, seminars ,assemblies, Alternatives to detention and suspension, during and after school programs, the “Check Up From The Neck Up” Campaign & Tour around the country and more, we have touched the lives of over 200,000 youth. Through these experiences, we have assisted youth in improving and obtaining skills in areas that include:
- Basic critical thinking and decision-making
- responsible for behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts
- Identifying how to increase the productive behaviors.
- Developing self-awareness and self-management skills
- Engaging in processes that help to resolve of problems, conflicts & issues