Beat Rhymers is a self-expression program in which students create original material through poetry, spoken word, MCing/rapping, songwriting, and music production. Students not only learn the fundamentals of music and song composition, but also learn about their personal identities and histories. Students write and rhyme about their neighborhoods, families, heritage, values, problems and the real world around them through a variety of self-expression vehicles. Beat Rhymers students are also afforded the opportunity to perform and record their original songs in a student-designed showcase.