Lyte will attend the second annual Hip-Hop Leadership Camp in Los Angeles this
year, being held in Los Angeles. A
variety of entertainment industry professionals will attend the four-day camp
for at-risk youth, which takes place Aug. 10-13 on the campus of UCLA. "This
camp is more than just a series of classes," said HHLC Founder Karen Levy.
“The personal interaction and application of the skills acquired in the program
gives them the chance to experience their potential as future leaders by using
their love of hip-hop and entertainment as a learning tool.”In
addition to MC Lyte, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Sway, DJ Skee, Big Jon Platt (Executive
Sr. VP Urban Music, EMI Music Publishing), Big Paul (Universal/Motown), Davey
D., DJ Skee, Myra McCaskill (Geffen), Gary Jackson (Professor, Hip-Hop Business,
UCLA), Poetess (100.3 The Beat), Luscious Liz (Power 106), Billy Johnson Jr. (Yahoo!
Music), Gail Mitchell (Billboard) and others will attend the camp. The
professionals will teach 35 inner-city youth the ins and outs of the music business
as a way to learn various business skills. The camp focuses on team building,
goal setting and leadership culture through Hip-Hop.Students
who maintain a 2.5 grade average and above and graduate from high school are guaranteed
an internship in the entertainment field of their choice. HHLC
is a non-profit 501c3. To donate money to help cover tuition costs for at-risk
youth, contact: Ballyhoo Public Relations: Octavia Bostick: 714.808.2840.