DEAFinitely Hip Hop

  • Thanks to a partnership with DEAFinitely, Inc., HMS has been able to offer hip hop classes to students from the elementary school through high school. DEAFinitely, Inc. is a Boston based non-profit with youth and leadership representing multi-lingual, cultural, racial, and socio-economic diversity. Through its Performance Crew, Deaf Youth Council mentoring program, and mental health initiatives, DEAFinitely is putting American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture in the forefront of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Programs provide opportunities and access to learn about themselves, their families, their community and ultimately, the world through the medium of dance and mentoring. DEAFinitely offers space where youth can be seen, understood, express themselves, and learn about their communities through ASL-rich activities. In turn, diverse Boston communities see what youth are capable of, emphasizing their talents and cultivating greater communication access and equity.