On July 19th, twenty Harlem Hub students and five Thrive Collective teaching artists began an ambitious, twelve-day journey at our inaugural Summer Arts Academy. They agreed:
Our music students would write and record an original song.
Our media students would produce the music video for the song.
Our dance students would develop and perform choreography for the video.
And our murals students would paint a mural that would be featured in the video.
The result: “Turn up the Value.” The song calls us to be more and do more to achieve justice for all. We pursue justice in all its forms – social, economic, criminal and health – as we enhance the value in ourselves and others.