TRUE Skool's mission is to engage, empower & educate youth, families and communities
through transformative arts and Hip Hop Culture.
TRUE Skool, Inc. has provided services and programs since 2004 and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2005. Since our inception, TRUE Skool has continued to work with local and national artists, middle and high school aged youth, local and national community based/youth organizations, public officials, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large corporations and schools/universities to empower youth and young adults through our unique pipeline services.
Why Hip Hop?
Do you remember the days of your youth when you were excited to go to school, actually liked your teacher and wanted to learn? Today in Milwaukee, with one of the lowest high school graduation rates far too many young people see school as an obstacle rather than a means to success in life. TRUE Skool understands that we MUST create new solutions to old problems. Poverty, a troubled public school system, lack of positive opportunities and jobs for young people…things MUST change and we demand it happens now!
Coming from the “Golden Era of Hip-Hop” our instructors understand that Hip Hop culture was a positive empowering force in our lives as young people. It introduced us to past and present leaders, educated us on political and social issues through music and art, created new entrepreneurial opportunities and exposed us to different cultures and arts in ways that school never did.
We understand how popular culture, specifically Hip Hop culture, has the power to provide unexplored opportunities for youth. Our unique programs, is just that...an opportunity for participants to make significant change in their lives. They can look back and see the connection between our programs and changes in how they see themselves and their ability to be successful in life.
Milwaukee's Center for Transformative* Creative Arts and Hip Hop Culture!
*Definition - TRANSFORMATIVE - causing or able to cause an important and lasting change in someone or something.