Beats Rhymes and Life

An organisation that aims to improve mental health and social outcomes among marginalised youth by using hip-hop and other youth cultural forms as catalysts for positive change and development.

United States
Impact indicators


  • By 2014, BRL had offered 225 trainings to more than 30 organisations. 
  • Since 2009, the programme has served more than 1,000 youth.


Tomás Alvarez III.
Ashoka Fellowship (2014). Sound Investments in Youth Honoree, Healing Thru the Musical Arts (2012). Top 20 Innovator in United States, (2012).