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Peter Steinmann

RHYME x Queens Prep: “Into Your Mind”

R.H.Y.M.E. collaborates with students from Queens Prep High School to learn about hip-hop as a therapeutic outlet and be able to get hands on experience at songwriting, producing and audio recording. This eclectic record came from a series of writing exercises and production workshop in which students wrote, performed and co-produced the music by working…

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RHYME x RSA: “Persevere”

Thrive Collective/R.H.Y.M.E. collaborated with Renaissance School of the Arts to create the song “Persevere.” Over the course of 16 weeks, students and Teaching Artists connected to learn about hip-hop, song writing, music production, recording and performance. From developing the song concept to understanding how to write and count bars, students were equipped to be thriving…

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RHYME x Lilian Rashkis PS 371K: “Better Options”

Over the course of 12 weeks, students from PS 371K learned about hip-hop songwriting, production and audio recording. “Better Options” is a song about anti-violence in which students express healthy alternatives to violent acts. During our program, current events outside the school community mentioned gun violence amongst teens. In class, we made space to speak…

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RHYME x PS 34: “Kindness so Electric”

“Kindness So Electric” is a collaboration between PS 34 and Thrive Collective’s RHYME program. This song is about students going for their passions and converting negative thoughts to positive ones through the arts, unity and sports. Over the course of 20 weeks, students and Teaching Artists worked together to learn about hip hop, produce an…

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RHYME & ME: “Tragic Milagros”

“Tragic Milagros” is a song written, performed and recorded by participants of the Minds Empowered (ME) program at The Point CDC in collaboration with RHYME. Before working on the song, RHYME staff held writing workshops and group discussions supporting each other around the concept of love. In this song, we recognize that love is not…

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Students Dance, Paint and Rap at HeART Beat 2023

The Annual Queens Art a Catalyst for Change Culminating Event—the HeART Beat Festival—returns for the sixth time. The 6th annual Heartbeat Festival was held on May 25th, 2023 at Black Spectrum Theater in Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, NYC. The Festival is produced by Thrive Collective in partnership with The Museum of The Moving Image and…

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A RHYME Doc: Behind the Scenes of “Stand High”

“A R.H.Y.M.E. DOC – Bronx Charter School of the Arts” is a short documentary about the collaboration between Bronx Arts Charter For the Arts Middle School and Thrive Collective’s Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel (RHYME) program. Using in-class footage and content, “A R.H.Y.M.E. DOC” covers the 16 weeks that RHYME Teaching Artists and students worked…

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RHYME x BAM: “Stand High”

“Stand High” is a collaboration between Bronx Arts Middle School and Thrive Collective’s Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel (RHYME) program. “Stand High” is about having dreams and goals and making sure to always take steps towards them. Over the course of 16 weeks, students and RHYME Teaching Artists worked together to conceptualize and create original…

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Mourning the Death of Robert W. Ayala

With a heavy heart, we must let our community know our dear friend and collaborator, Rob Ayala, passed away. Rob played a key role with Thrive Collective; as a leader and pillar of RHYME, a content creator with our social media team, and contributions to our Murals Program. Rob was the epitome of what it…

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