Lyricist Society

Inspiring Students Through Hip-Hop

February 14, 2019

Quan Neloms is a teacher at the Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men and a fellow with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. In 2017, his students won a Michigan state Emmy for music video production.

"We are the heroes that we're waiting for."

Watch the video to hear about the leadership lessons he's learned from teaching an afterschool hip-hop program that ended up becoming an important part of school curriculum, and how his students have flourished using art as a means of expression.