BEAT Membership

Do you love Hip Hop? Has it brought joy into your life? In challenging times, Hip Hop art and culture help us understand our past, provide essential outlets for expression, and inspire action for an equitable future. BEAT has impacted thousands of youth through our Hip Hop-based arts education programming. We’ve seen students, with and without disabilities, unleash their creativity, curiosity, and confidence. We’ve had 10 incredible years, and we need your support to continue this life-changing work. 

Your BEAT Membership will ensure that we can continue to provide free, culturally responsive programming and also provide critical support to our alumni. 

Our Alumni Program will offer individual mentorship, hands-on training, professional networking events, and other activities related to workforce readiness--all free of charge. We piloted this program by hiring Luiggi Montanero, a BEAT Explorers alumni, to join our administrative team. What Luiggi learned as a 4-year Explorers participant helped him carve a path toward economic and social stability: after high school, he attended SUNY Fredonia where he earned a degree in Music Industry. After graduating, he then applied to be an intern at BEAT in order to give back to the organization that uplifted him and helped him grow. In the months since his onboarding, he’s successfully grown into his full-time paid position of Outreach Coordinator. 

Luiggi’s story speaks to the immense possibilities of our alumni! Join our mission to unlock their social, emotional, and creative potential to become the next generation of leaders.

Becoming a BEAT Member is easy, and we have options for every budget.

BEAT Alumni Membership, for participants 18-years and under: Free

This provides BEAT the opportunity to support our participants beyond our workshops

Alumni perks: 

  • Virtual welcome event
  • “Free” Entry to Virtual Gala
  • BEAT Popsocket or Pin

Tier 1 Membership:  $10 a month

This funds one (1) free workshop across all programs

Your perks:

  • Sip & Rhyme virtual welcome event*
  • “Free” Entry to Virtual Gala
  • BEAT Popsocket or Pin

Tier 2 Membership:  $25 a month

This funds three (3) free workshops across all programs

Your perks:

  • Sip & Rhyme virtual welcome event*
  • “Free” Entry to Virtual Gala + one for a friend
  • BEAT T-Shirt

Tier 3 Membership: $50 a month

This funds six (6) free workshops across all programs

Your perks:

  • Sip & Rhyme virtual welcome event*
  • “Free” Entry to Virtual Gala + VIP Access
  • BEAT Hat

Tier 4 Membership: $100 a month

This funds one 10-session residency (one full semester) at a school or partner site

Your perks:

  • Sip & Rhyme virtual welcome event*
  • “Free” Entry to Virtual Gala + VIP access + one for a friend
  • Swag Bag

*We will host four (4) Sip & Rhyme virtual welcome events annually for members to engage with us.

To become a BEAT Member:

  • Choose which level of membership works for you
  • Click the Become A Member or Donate buttons
  • Enjoy the perks! You earned them.

Thank you for committing to our mission by becoming a BEAT Member. We look forward to growing with you.

Click here to make a one-time donation or to become a Corporate Sponsor.

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