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We combine our love for music, fashion and poetry to deliver workshops that inspire & encourage young people.
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The company is called Love and Urban Arts and our whole aim in a nutshell is to prove that there are positive role models in the urban community and that urban/youth culture isn't as bad as it's made out to be in the media. It's all about going directly to the young people and showing them people who are from the same backgrounds as them but who are successful in their crafts regardless of the odds that may have been against them. We're working on workshops that we'll take into schools and colleges where our mentors (professionals in music, fashion and poetry) do a series of talks with them in the hope that they'll be inspired by the real facts and the reality rather than the manufactured perceptions put out by the press.
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We're trying to deflect the negativity and channel the creative mindsets of young people. People forget that the younger generation are the future, yet fail to realise that investing time is just as valuable as investing money. We hope to prove that although the odds against an individual may be low due to background or upbringing, success is available to anyone who works hard for it. In this proving that urban/youth culture is a positive thing. Not many young people are brave enough to step out and do something different, we hope that the people who meet us are inspired to do something they love and are passionate about!
We've already started talking to schools/colleges with 4 already saying they'd love for us to run workshops in their institutions and already have some amazing mentors on board. We are hoping that by March we'll be in a better position to start the workshops.
Perhaps that people won't take it seriously, because we're young people. But that concern only fuels my passion for the idea to flourish.Having put out a survey called 'Love and Urban Arts - The Perception of Urban Culture' (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K5SMD9G) 95% of people between the ages of 16-30 answered yes to questions 8 and 9 which signified that young people were interested in workshops and events that enhanced the perception of urban/youth culture.
I'm passionate about young people because I see so much power in them. The ones doing great things for their community don't get given enough credit and so I feel that if one person makes a difference, the rest will follow and make their own positive stamp in society. Furthermore, everyone on the team (there are 9 people) is well equipped with the knowledge and experience to make this project as effective as it has the potential to be!
Meet the Love and Urban Arts team http://youtu.be/TMlDE4negDc
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