The FAM Project @ The Station

 

 

The FAM Project will empower young, community-focused Hip-Hop Creatives to positively impact underserved communities. Working together the students will conceive of a project rooted in Hip-Hop culture and execute it using the tools of entrepreneurship taught within the program.  Their project will create measurable improvements in underserved areas. In addition to the benefits received by the community, the students, through their work on the project, will also be equipped with skills for greater success in their future endeavors.  These include learning to take an ambitious idea from concept to execution; identifying and overcoming obstacles; acquiring and refining of soft business skills, and working collaboratively and creatively with a team in a unique environment.  

In short, this program:

  • Directly contributes to the positive impact of underserved communities through the participants’ project
  • Equips and empowers youth in underserved areas to develop critical real-world skill-sets which will perpetually benefit them
  • Creates a public forum and display to encourage and empower others to do the same
  • Provides a model to be replicated in other areas for similar results

 

**This program is open to ages 15-24 // 8 spots open**

 

 


 

Important Dates

Submit Application and Video by Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Interviews Monday, April 1st - Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Selection Announcement Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

FAM Project Incubator @ The Station in downtown Springdale

Monday, April 22nd - Saturday, April 27th, 2019 // 5pm-9pm

Building the Block Party x Community Project

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 // Time TBD

 


 

Director of The FAM Project


Epiphany "Big Piph" Morrow is a Stanford educated emcee and "community builder" from Pine Bluff, AR. He performs regularly with his 7-piece band, “Tomorrow Maybe”, and has worked with major acts including TI, Big Sean, Snoop, and others. He is lead coordinator of Global Kids-Arkansas, which sends stellar high school students in underserved communities abroad for social service projects. He is a reputable “Hip-Hop workshop" conductor, noted speaker (including TEDx), and entrepreneur. Perhaps most notably, he has served as “Hip-Hop Ambassador” working with the U.S. Embassy traveling abroad to countries such as Morocco, Algeria, The Gambia, Seychelles, Thailand, Mauritius, and Myanmar. While abroad, he not only performs, but also holds workshops in under resourced communities and creates with local artists. One of his current projects is “jUSt Books & Bagels” which provides free books, breakfast, and workshops for youth in underserved communities.


2018 Beats2Border Educator (Mississauga & Toronto (Canada))
2018 Next Level Artist (Tour & Residency in Myanmar)
2017 A3C Hip-Hop Conference Panelist
2016 Speaker at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania
2015 Toured/Rap Ambassador in Morocco, Algeria, and Equatorial Guinea
2015 TEDx Speaker
2013-2017 Creative Director & Facilitator of Charles W. Donaldson Scholars Academy
2013-Present Lead Coordinator of jUSt
2012-Present Lead Coordinator of Global Kids-Arkansas
2012-14 Sync Magazine’s Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
2014 Powerplay Magazine’s 1 of 10 “Powerplayers”
2013 Named 1 of 20 “Visionaries” by The Arkansas Times
2013 Toured/Rap Ambassador in Thailand
2012 Toured/Rap Ambassador in Gambia, Mauritius, and Seychelles
2012 Speaker at the Clinton School of Public Service
Stanford University Graduate

 

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