Programs

Blackboard Labs provides free weekly writing, recording and beat-making classes to Philadelphia youth aged 13-19 focused around modern hip-hop culture. We provide a safe space that promotes positive growth and enriches our students’ lives.  We are growing and our impact is constantly changing.

CURRENT PROGRAMMING OPTIONS:

Every Monday
At Settlement Music School
Mary Louise Curtis Branch
416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Every Tuesday and Thursday
Dobbins Vocational High School
22nd and Lehigh
Philadelphia, PA
2:30 – 6:30 pm
a partnership workshop with Jr Music Executive and Sanctuary Wholistic Arts

  • free writing, recording and beat making workshops
  • free youth mentoring and community building
  • access to open mic nights and live performance opportunities
  • free education about the history of hip-hop