THE RAPADEMICS STORY

RAPADEMICS began as an idea to utilize the appeal and popularity of Rap Music and Hip Hop culture to educate and make a positive impact on the lives of youth. There is no denying that kids listen to Rap Music. In the past 20 years this art form has influenced millions of youngsters world wide and is the fastest growing style of music.

RAPADEMICS (RAP + ACADEMICS) is a series of Audio CDs and interactive digital media products that uses popular Hip Hop music to teach educational fundamentals and reinforce key essentials for success including self-worth, respect for others, personal responsibility, morals, values, and high expectations.

The initial RAPADEMICS product line is separated in volumes by subject matter. Each CD volume includes ten or more songs and the accompanying lessons include several exercises for each song subject. Students can work at their own pace and continually reference completed volumes to reinforce the lessons.


FAQs

Is there really a need for RAPADEMICS?

The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory states, “To reach all children, educators must expand their repertoire of instructional strategies to encompass the various approaches children use to learn.”

If the Hip Hop industry is powerful enough to lure a whole generation of youth toward self destruction, as many have claimed, then it stands to reason that the same power can be used to uplift and educate.

Amon Rashidi states, “A lot of the behavioral problems exhibited by youth in school today stem from a lack of the basic skills needed to function in a classroom setting. These kids act out to mask their lack of confidence in their learning ability.

What makes RAPADEMICS so unique and effective?

Maintains students’ interest while delivering math and reading fundamentals in a manner that kids can relate to.

Provides positive reinforcement of values and principles to counteract the negative messages that kids are exposed to. Kids need to know that being smart and educated can be fun and cool.

Addresses behavioral problems that often result from the lack of basic skills needed to function in the classroom.

Helps kids who missed the essential educational fundamentals to catch up at their own pace away from the structured school environment.

Provides teachers with a unique tool to better interact with minority and low-income students.

What makes RAPADEMICS so unique and effective?

RAPADEMICS uses real Hip Hop music with tight beats and catchy melodies to draw kids and hold their attention while infusing positive values and teaching educational principles.

The RAPADEMICS Workbook utilizes a core group of graffiti-style animated characters called The Shortie Crew. Through their interaction in true–to-life situations, the Shortie Crew teaches valuable lessons that kids will carry with them throughout life.

The RAPADEMICS product line capitalizes off the success and popularity of still expanding 5 billion dollar Hip Hop entertainment industry.

Fundraising opportunities and sponsored programs such as RAP-A-LYMPICS. The Sales Associate Program provides financial incentives to parents and teachers through for promoting educational excellence through RAPADEMICS.

RAPADEMICS is the answer to a lot of frustration shared by students, parents, teachers, and administrators including:

– Maintaining students’ interest while delivering math and reading fundamentals in a manner that kids can relate to.

– Providing positive reinforcement of values and principles to counteract the negative messages that kids are exposed to. Kids need to know that being smart and educated can be fun and cool.

– Addressing behavioral problems that often result from the lack of basic skills needed to function in the classroom.

– Helping kids who missed the essential educational fundamentals to catch up at their own pace away from the structured school environment.

– Providing teachers with a unique tool to better interact with minority and low-income students.