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Brave New World Partners with the Southwest Boys & Girls Club, Brave New World, Inc Announces New Community Partnership

Brave New World Partners with the Southwest Boys & Girls Club, Brave New World, Inc Announces New Community Partnership

Shyan Selah and Brave New World have officially partnered with the Southwest Boys & Girls Club, part of Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

Emily Slagle, the Executive Director for the White Center Facility, approached Brave New World about getting involved with her club after a string of gang-related incidents impacted Club members. She says the decision to join with Brave New World was a “no-brainer.”

“I heard about Shyan and his goals for the Seattle community using positive hip hop to engage youth in making positive life choices,” says Slagle. “We discussed how we could partner in teaching kids alternatives to being involved in gang activity, which directly affects the teens and youth of our community.”

The result of that discussion has led to an official partnership where Brave New World has pledged to provide meaningful workshops and assistance in getting today’s youth re-acclimated to learning by utilizing music, entertainment and pop culture as an educational format.

Shyan created a similar structure in 2004 with the Mimms Academies for Suspended and Expelled Youth, another Brave New World educational partner. Dr. Maxine Mimms has since recently decided to use the music from Shyan’s freshman record, Brave New World, as the basis for her new teaching curriculum out next fall.

The Southwest Boys & Girls Club partnership also includes the involvement of the Jimi Hendrix Foundation, a staunch advocate of reaching youth through music and the arts. Shyan is the Spokesperson and COO of the Jimi Hendrix Foundation as well as the President/CEO of Brave New World, Inc.

“In continuing with our model to ‘be brave’ it is a mandate in our corporate philosophy to be true to our community and to interject inspiration and motivation to the youth in that community,” says Shyan. “I am eager to assist the Southwest Boys & Girls Club with providing solid solutions that re-energize our youth.”

Shyan’s educational and community outreach will continue with his “Stay in sChOOL” tour, kicking off in his home state of Washington where he will visit over 70 high schools and over 20 colleges before embarking on his national “Be Brave Tour” in January. The “Stay in sChOOL Tour,” kicks off September 20th at the University of Puget Sound.