School Murals

Staten Island Advance Front Page features Thrive Collective Mural Collaborations

Over the last 4 years, Thrive Collective has partnered with Staten Island-based non-profit Projectivity Group, which has a similar mission of providing resources, opportunities, and education for anyone interested in pursuing the arts.  This Spring 2022 season, they collaborated on multiple projects throughout NYC.  Specifically, on Staten Island, they created murals at PS60, PS9, PS8,…

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Columbia University Neighbors Features Thrive Collective

Our Executive Director, Jeremy Del Rio, Esq., speaks with Brandee Sanders of Columbia University Neighbors to discuss arts education as a means for community empowerment.  “Creating an ecosystem of empowerment isn’t only crucial for students to thrive in the arts, but in other areas of life as well. Historically, exposure to arts in schools has…

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Still Achieve (2022): Music Video Premier

@r.h.y.m.e_nyc @nycthrive strikes again! Nothing quite like summertime in the South Bronx! This summer we @nycthrive collaborated with our partners at @bronxconnect to facilitate our @r.h.y.m.e_nyc Hip Hop music and mentoring program with a great group of Bronx youth. Over the course of a few weeks participants wrote, recorded and ultimately produced a song and music video “Still Achieve” Watch and listen to…

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WAY UP PS/MS 105 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

R.H.Y.M.E x PS/MS 105 QUEENS After a home run spring semester at PS/MS 105 where students from three 8th grade classes worked together to produce 3 songs and 3 music videos; R.H.Y.M.E returns to PS/MS105 for an intensive 4 week summer program. This time 3 groups of 6th grade Summer rising students record an original…

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L.O.V.E OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

LRYOH (Living redemption Youth Opportunity Hub) x Thrive Collective “L.O.V.E” (Love Over Violence Every time) is a Harlem youth led music and mural project produced in just four weeks during the month of June, National Gun Violence Awareness Month. Participants came together to interpret the theme Love Over Violence Every time lyrically and visually by writing…

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CLIMB PS/MS 42 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

NYC Council CASA x R.H.Y.M.E For this edition of the R.H.Y.M.E music and mentoring after school program, students from PS/MS 42 in Queens came together to write and record “Climb,” an original song about perseverance, endurance and working hard to achieve their goals. Special thanks to PS/MS 42 school community, staff and students for conceiving…

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LOMBL (LIVE OUT MY BEST LIFE) MS 117 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

LOMBL (Live Out My Best Life) MS 117 x R.H.Y.M.E x B.R.A.G (Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence) R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Helping Young Minds Excel) 12 weeks music and mentoring program in collaboration with M.S. 117 in Bronx N.Y. The students of M.S. 117 wrote and recorded “L.O.M.B.L : Live Out My Best Life”, a heartfelt combination…

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15 Years of Murals at P.S. 034

Nine Murals Later A full view of the mural. Aptly named, Make Your Mark, the newest mural at P.S. 034 Franklin D. Roosevelt illustrates a community that empowers its students to follow their dreams. Thrive Collective’s flagship mural location, P.S. 034, was the first school to participate in a mural project way back in 2007,…

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PS/MS 105 R.H.Y.M.E. RECAP VIDEO

R.H.Y.M.E x PS/MS 105 x SPEEK LYFE x PROJECTIVITY One school. Three songs, three album covers, and three music videos produced and distributed collaboratively by PS/MS 105 students from concept to completion, over the course of one semester. An experience so incredible you need to see it to believe it. Video by: Mike Shane Teaching…

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