As a public health organization, we at Hip Hop Public Health felt the strong need to support the communities we work with during a time like this. For those of you wondering how best to keep your schools, workplaces and homes safe, refer to this practical and informative guide from the CDC. Even with current social distancing recommendations, the importance of keeping active remains important for our overall health and immune systems. Hip Hop Public Health has, therefore, put together a collection of free, fun, standards-based dance breaks that encourage physical activity at home. Keep your spirits up, stay healthy and get H.Y.P.E. at Home. The H.Y.P.E. at Home collection is easily accessible to anyone for free in our Resource Center, along with our other 100+ free educational videos, comic books and music. You can also download these resources and save them on your computer.
H.Y.P.E. for Educators
Make online lesson planning easy and search through all of our free research-based resources by grade level and content area. You can also sort through our resources by the National Health and Physical Education Learning Standards and the Healthy Out of School Time Standards. Support each other and tap into our network of HHPH MCs – a diverse community of educators, entertainers and health professionals who are empowering youth to care for their physical and mental health. Share your questions, tips and progress on Twitter using #HHPHMC.
H.Y.P.E. for Families
No gym, no problem! Boost your health by staying active at home. You don’t need any fancy equipment to dance and plus, its much more fun! Make things even more interesting by challenging your family member to a dance battle. Or come up with your own routine to our dance breaks and show us how you’re Breakin’ It Down as a family. Spread the cheer, tag us in your video of everyone getting #HYPEatHome and we’ll feature it on our social media.
H.Y.P.E. for Kids
We have an entire site dedicated just for kids so they can have some real fun as they get the health information they need. Hip Hop Public Health’s kids site has hundreds of songs, videos and comics that feature their favorite artists like Ariana Grande, Jordin Sparks, Travis Barker and Ashanti as well as hip-hop pioneers such as Doug E. Fresh who created the original “Dougie” dance, Darryl DMC McDaniels from Run DMC and Chuck D from Public Enemy.