The Hustlers Guild’s 2019 cohort from Roosevelt STAY High School participated in a pitch competition geared towards assisting youth to become better advocates and public speakers. The winners of the competition won an all expense paid trip to New York City to meet with record executives and influencers in the hip-hop industry.
The cohort worked in teams designing creative solutions to addressing systemic issues in their community, schools, and homes. Additionally, students worked collaboratively, collected and analyzed data, conducted research, and pitched their solutions to each other and members of the school community. This year's cohort presentations included pitches to enhance school curriculum through financial literacy courses as well as increasing student engagement through community building.
Students got the opportunity to present their ideas to school leadership as well as their U.S. Representative, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's office (D-DC).