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.


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