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.

We currently offer the following services:

  • 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