H.E.L.L.A – Helping Everyone Live Life Artistically. The word “hella” has been used by the Northern California youth of Hip Hop culture for decades as a descriptive slang word for “a lot, really” and many more adjectives or unique descriptors. The very word, hella, is just a small example of how creative our Hip Hop culture has been in the past two decades. The “HELLA project” will continue to nurture this positive energy through a unique and hella cool event.
H.E.L.L.A. is a 1-day Hip Hop Conference geared towards: education, celebration, and community. Our goal is to educate our youth on the different aspects, lifestyles, and community impacts of Hip Hop Culture.
The project is being brought to you by two long running community team leaders:
YOUTH TOGETHER is grounded in our commitment to peace, unity and justice, the mission of Youth Together is to address the root causes of educational inequities by developing multiracial youth leaders and engaging school community allies to promote positive school change.
ALL THE WAY LIVE FOUNDATION utilizes dance as a means to reach out to underprivileged and at-risk youth in marginalized communities, working to fill the gaps left by public institutions with a safe environment to develop and create self-expression through dance. Our after-school programs and urban arts workshops work to offer youth creative and positive alternatives to gang and crime-related activities that are prevalent in their communities. Our teachers also act as mentors and help guide our participants through their creative dance journey, as well as their journey through life by striving to foster leadership and life skills.