Mr. Pope is a reading teacher on the West Side of Chicago who writes music that reflects his experiences as a educator in the struggle for equity and equality. Buried within each song is pain, hope, and love, and the experiences that waken those emotions. His upcoming project titled "Who I Am: A Self Love Project" attempts to encourage young people to be resilient, to love themselves, and to define who they are on their own terms.
As an educator, Mr. Pope urges that students become immersed in positivity to combat negativity. The more students observe positive attitudes, images, and actions, and hear positive tones, responses, and music, the more likely they are to replicate those behaviors. Be A Buddy, Make a Difference is a movement that has emerged from that ideology.
Mindfully's goal is to help kids learn tell the best self stories. To be kind and compassionate towards themselves- yet, have a strong sense of accountability for their actions in all situations. To empower children to take ownership in creating their story; no longer simply believing the narratives and labels they may have been born into, told, or given.
The RHYTHMS PROJECT (TRP) is a non-profit, organization devoted to supporting
Youth Awareness, Education, Creativity and Unity.
Our Goal is to unite today’s youth by engaging them in a variety of projects that encourages them to share and explore each other’s interests, differences, talents and dreams.
Our Mission is to instill in today’s youth the understanding to embrace, respect and value the diversities of others, regardless of racial, cultural, religious, educational or economic background.