Beats Rhymes and Life
Beats, Rhymes and Life (BRL) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization in Oakland, California dedicated to improving mental health and social outcomes among youth of color, and other marginalized youth by using hip hop as a catalyst for positive change and development.
Our vision is to make mental health and wellness services more accessible, useful and meaningful for youth through use of community-defined strategies. We aim to create opportunities for youth to identify and build upon their strengths, take ownership over their lives, and become members of a Community of Care. We take a strength-based, youth-centered, and culturally responsive approach.