Rapper Joey FineRythme

‘Be the Change’ with raptivist Joey FineRhyme

August 5, 2021 - June 1, 2023 | Virtual performance and Zoom session


Show length, 45 minutes l Grades 5th - 8th

JCCC and the Midwest Trust Center Arts Education department present raptivist (rap activist) Joey FineRhyme in a virtual concert-style video about climate change and sustainability.

“Be the Change” inspires students to take action and make a difference in their world. Using a STEM plus arts approach to climate change and sustainability education, Joey FineRhyme’s “raptivism” (rap activism) is a pivotal part of the program. “Be the Change” includes current news on climate and waste in the form of Rap Reports.

Since 2009, Joey FineRhyme has educated more than 100,000 K-12 students about our shared environmental challenges and what we can do to address them. Building off science content around energy, climate and waste, his assemblies emphasize action and responsibility. His “raptivism” – high-energy original rap music used to educate and inspire environmental action – sets his performances apart.

How to “Rap” with Joey!

This exciting event is free for schools and families in the Kansas City Metro Area!

This event — ideal for 5th- through 8th-graders — includes a 45-minute concert-style video to play in your home or classroom, plus a personalized Zoom session with Joey!

Start by booking a personalized Zoom with Joey where you’ll delve deeper into sustainability by talking – and rapping! – with him for 30 to 45 minutes. He’ll answer questions, share more information and do a little freestyle rap.

To book your event:

  • Click on the “Request program” button below to request your Zoom with Joey.
  • Schedule your Zoom
    • You’ll provide date/time preferences for the Zoom session when you request the program
    • Zooms will be scheduled for one classroom at a time
    • Families will join other families in their Zoom session.
  • You'll receive the concert video 10 days prior to your scheduled Zoom session
  • Watch the concert video with your students within those 10 days
  • Zoom with Joey!

And double the Zoom fun Dr. Kristy Howell from JCCC's Center for Sustainability joins the session to share ideas for making sustainable decisions.

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“Be the Change” is underwritten by the Midwest Trust Center’s Arts Education program and the JCCC Sustainability department.