ART OF HUSTLE
Art of Hustle is a 6 week program available to students in the fall and spring nationwide. Students meet twice a week to execute the service-learning development programs which are devised to develop students' interest in community building, enhance soft and social skills, and introduce them to STEM/Arts careers.
"Programs like the Hustlers Guild help prepare more youth of color to enter STEAM disciplines and thrive there. By supporting the Hustlers Guild, we will be making a lifelong difference in the lives of students and families."
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
BEAT THE ODDS
Beat the Odds is a 28-week program that focuses on healing the trauma of inner-city youth through music and arts. Using Hip Hop as one of its focal points, this program addresses violence such as peer-to-peer, student-to-parent, law enforcement relationships, financial literacy, artist development, sound engineering, music production, and job readiness.
Grant us the serenity to stay true to ourselves, dedicated to our talents, and provide resources to our neighborhoods and communities.
The Hustlers Guild Prayer
This is an E-Learning and E-Support platform for high school and college students to aide them during the digital divide of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Connecting students to each other and to industry leaders, celebrities, and entrepreneurs with experience in paving the way through adversity, students are coached to navigate the trauma and uncertainties resulting from the pandemic. Since launching, featured guests have included Anthony Anderson, Rickey Smiley, Snoop Dogg, Calboy, and Jess Hilarious.
WHY OUR WORK MATTERS
HG uniquely focuses on three areas of development and preparation for students (1. College and career readiness, 2. certifications, and 3. Entrepreneurship). To promote inclusive learning and heighten engagement all of our programming is student-driven based on their interests and lack of exposure to various industries. The Hustlers Guild has three programs that we provide to students
ART OF HUSTLE
“TED Talk” style speakers series featuring a wide range of professionals in the public sector, private sector and entrepreneurial paths. Speakers are selected based on surveys completed by each cohort of students.
Focus on supporting students pursuing performing arts and careers in mass communications. There are 8 weeks of seminars and workshops on advancement skills, internship opportunities, and career exposure in fields that meet at the intersection of hip hop culture and mass communications/entertainment.
A pipeline to internship and/or entry-level career opportunities for students by focusing on out-of-classroom learning experiences where students can travel to shadow professionals or attend an informational meet and greet at HG partner worksites. Hustlers drive also awards traditional and non-traditional scholarship opportunities high school seniors participating in our program.
Individual members of The Hustlers Guild have been active in our respective communities for years. The organization was formed because we believed our collective voice would garner a larger social impact than continuing independently. Here's a glimpse of our reach to date.
In addition, HG trains and hosts professional development seminars for teachers and administrators on the importance of integrating a diverse and inclusive curriculum.