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READ2RAP – Respect, Attitude, Passion

Read2Rap’s mission is to empower today’s youth in a positive fashion and assist the community in developing the skills to allow our youth to make the right choices for their future. Read2Rap has successfully offered the program to over 5,000 youth throughout the Toronto District School Board, The Catholic School Board and various agencies including, Pathways … [Read More...]

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  While there is a time and place for defining a “bully” and various “acts of bullying”, I think that most experts would agree that this is only a small piece … [Read More...]

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Franceso Yates & ItsBrookesWorld

Franceso Yates & ItsBrookesWorld

At Youth Day 2014 the Read2Rap team and our co-host ItsBrookesWorld had the chance to sit with Recording Artist Francesco Yates! Here is a little … [Read More...]

Youthful Expression: The R2R Blog

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Some thoughts on language

Read2Rap's mission is to empower young people with language, whether through music, or conversation, or writing - R2R is founded on the assumption that language is perhaps the single most important tool that can be given to another person. Why? Great … [Read More...]

Bullying Awareness drawing by Sam Allemang

Bullying Awareness

Your life is what you make it out to be. It is a creation of your mind. You strive for what you want, and despise others for what they got. Bullying has been a major issue these last couple of weeks. When I had heard about Amanda Todd committing suicide … [Read More...]

Love image by Sam Allemang


Love is a strange thing. It brings joy to the heart, but also brings pain to the soul. Everyday you allowed lust to take you over, believing it was love. Love can easily trick the heart, mind and body. So many people run from love and hide in the shadows. They … [Read More...]

Why do we think this way? - Celebrity worship drawing by SC Allemang

Why Do We Think This Way?

We beg for the good life. The life of an everyday star is what we strive for. The fast cars, endless money and big mansions are all we crave. We want everything that the famous people have without realizing why we have become so obsessed with this lifestyle. … [Read More...]

Gone like the wind - Empty street photo by SC Allemang

Gone Like The Wind

Everyday I hear your voice in my head, Just remembering what you said, The words are on replay, Then I just wish you would just stay. We could have been flawless, I could have cried less. These are just dreams, But the reality is that its all … [Read More...]

School again - School photo by SC Allemang


School is almost here. Say goodbye to the sunny breeze, goodbye to the heat, and hello to the chill. The chill of the winter winds, and the voices of the students in the hallways, speaking behind your back. You thought you could escape for awhile from the … [Read More...]

Should Have Left..

She starts off hidden in the dark, Everyday covering up each mark, Hoping it doesn't rain, Otherwise her body will show all her pain. She uses foundation to hide the black and blue, Praying that nobody will notice the clues, Of the hand prints that were … [Read More...]