We Speak The Language

Hip-Hop(e) Sparks a Revolution in Education

Hip-Hop is the Language of Today’s Youth.

It Speaks to Their Hopes, Dreams, Struggles, and Realities.

From History-Making Broadway Musicals to Bestselling Artists,

Hip-Hop is the Vehicle That Reaches Students Across the Country.

Fulfill the Dream (FTD) uses Hip-Hop(e) as a platform to inspire and empower youth

to discover what ignites their true passions and gives them an authentic voice

to express their creativity through music, art, movement, and service projects.

Founder of Fulfill The Dream

Roberto Rivera

Robert Rivera keynoted at SXSWedu 2017.

In this talk, he uses the history of hip-hop culture

to show how it reveals best practices in social-emotional learning,

post-traumatic growth, and social change.

Through a mixture of media, movement, metaphor, and hip-hop music, our 10-chapter online curriculum teaches your students leadership, relationship, and citizenship skills.

Your Fulfill The Dream Online Portal includes:

30 lessons, tailored to a 30-45 minute period

Meaningful activities that promote youth voice

Simple lesson plans that guide the instructor

Hands-on projects that make an impact

Engaging videos that inspire students

Live professional development

Additional resources

We Hired an Outside Firm to Review the Impact of Fulfill The Dream

Built on Hip-Hop(e). Backed by Research.

Grade point averages improved as much as 1 full point in a semester.

Attendance improved from 55% to 96% in one term.

Increased levels of student leadership, critical consciousness, and hope.

Decreased instances of behavior issues and emotional distress.

Improvements in staff morale and positive culture.

Students report a greater sense of self, increased awareness of their strengths, and heightened clarity on their goals and dreams.

One alternative school had its first ever 100% graduation rate.

YMCA Cincinnati was named the top after-school association in the nation after implementing Fulfill The Dream for three years.

Students created award-winning service projects at school and in the community.

“Fulfill the Dream was the secret ingredient that made us the top YMCA after-school program in the nation.``

Rebecca Kelly, YMCA-USA

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Everything is Possible

Passion First

We Are Connected

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