Are you an Educator, Counselor, Health Professional, Youth Worker, or Parent?
“For Every Rose” (inspired by “The Healing Power of Hip Hop”) helps us to see that no matter how much we do on our own as individuals, we stand on the shoulders of those that came before us. Today’s ambassadors of Hip Hop embody the best of what the culture has offered over the years, and the best of what their respective communities have offered. They move seamlessly from an emphasis on “me” to an emphasis on “we” – helping to bridge self-improvement with community improvement.
This website is the place to connect with FlowStory (FlowStory, PLLC) and BETTER ATX (BETTER ATX, LLC). FlowStory exists to work with YOU in your efforts to help youth and young adults reach their potential. Our goal is to support young people’s natural instincts to better their lives… to feel better, do better, be better, & have a better sense of belonging while making the communities they value better. This strategic support of betterment while using the unique power and meaning of music is “The Better Principle” in action.
EMPOWERMENT + MUSIC ENGAGEMENT = FLOWSTORY
All work is grounded in an empowerment-based model of positive youth development, that connects youth and communities. A major part of this includes unpacking the role of music in people’s lives. We also build upon research evidence to reintroduce Hip Hop culture as a critical tool for growth in families, education, therapy and out-of-school time settings.
RESEARCH & PRACTICE (FLOWSTORY) + TOOLS = BETTER ATX
While FlowStory provides information and consultation about the theory, research, and specific youth work strategies, BETTER ATX provides the hands-on tools and resources created by FlowStory. All projects, activities and resources are research-driven.
“For Every Rose (That Grew From Concrete)” by God’s Def Poet; inspired by “The Healing Power of Hip Hop” book.