Education Justice

Brittany studied at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois. She was born April 12, 1992, in Lima, Ohio. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio in a single-parent home with three siblings. Brittany attended Fort Hayes Art and Education High School. There, she discovered her true passion for music and poetry. She also found that she took a serious interest in social and political issues, and participated in many groups for social change. Brittany attended Columbia College Chicago for a semester but had to leave because of financial issues. She stayed in Chicago to work on her craft of music and poetry.

BLUEPRINT: Empowering Youth In Chicago through the Arts. Brittany’s Blueprint is an ongoing program of weekly sessions for black and brown youth in low-income communities. Through these sessions, youth participants are educated on social justice and race issues around the country and world, much of which is not taught in school nor talked about in their communities. During these sessions, youth are able to create their own piece of art (poetry, music, rap, drawing, acting skit, painting, dancing, etc.) to explain and showcase what they are learning. At the end of each month, the art generated by the youth is showcased in a community space, which gives students a sense of empowerment and ownership. These sessions also create a safe space for children to express themselves and have someone to talk to about issues they cant address at home. Through this program, Brittany is working to decrease the violence in her community and empower youth by giving them more opportunities to be successful.


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Phone: Empowering Youth In Chicago through the ArtsBrittanys blueprint is an ongoing program of weekly sessions for black and brown youth in low-income communities. Through these sessions, youth participants are educated on social justice and race issues around the country and world, much of which is not taught in school nor talked about in their communities. During these sessions, youth are able to create their own piece of art (poetry, music, rap, drawing, acting skit, painting, dancing, etc.) to explain and showcase what they are learning. At the end of each month, the art generated by the youth is showcased in a community space, which gives students a sense of empowerment and ownership. These sessions also create a safe space for children to express themselves and have someone to talk to about issues they cant address at home. Through this program, Brittany is working to decrease the violence in her community and empower youth by giving them more opportunities to be successful.