YGB National

Young Gifted and Black has been delivering over 60 performances a year for thousands of audience members in schools, community centers, churches, festivals, conferences, and events around the Bay Area.  YGB has featured at major events including The Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival, the 100 Black Men 40 year National Celebration, NCORE, AERA, Courageous Conversations, Teachers for Social Justice, The Oscar Grant Memorial, and a host of other events over the years.  Through their performances they have met and performed with many iconic and renowned poets and artists including Nikki Giovanni, Nikki Fenney, Amir Sulaiman, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, KRS One, Chinaka Hodge, Saul Williams, Dr. Joy Degruy, Dr. Randall Robinson, Dr. Anthony Browder, and a host of others.

 

YGB has been  building curriculum guides, handbooks, and implementation programs to make it possible for the model to be replicated and deployed in cities around the United Staes.  We are actively pursuing collaborations with African American Achievement programs, locally and Nationally to establish chapters of Young Gifted and Black around the country.  We are currently available at edutainmentforequity.com, to provide technical assistance for organizations interested in the model, and to do public speaking on the importance of pride education and African American History both with and without our performance ensembles.