Hip Hop for Change Interview: Khafre Jay

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Niyoka McCoy


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Niyoka has been with Stride since 2007 and has led educational equity by providing support to build vital academic programs, especially for an online environment

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Course Description

Khafre Jay speaks straight from the heart and from experience on how educators can empower students to learn in creative ways that connect to their personal story. Hip Hop for Change, Inc. is a nonprofit that produces community-controlled Hip Hop with a focus on education and financial empowerment! They serve the community by tapping into student’s culture is at the heart of everything they do. This interview shares more about how educators can leverage Hip Hop to reach our students.

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Candid conversations, mutual respect, and honoring culture is always an invitation to engagement and success. Learn more about this and more in this interview with Deanna and Khafre.

Connection to Practice

  • Cultural conversations, mutual respect, and honoring culture is always an invitation to engagement and success.


  • A willingness to learn and grow.
  • A computer or phone with access to the internet.
  • No paid software required – everything you need is in the Learning Module.

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