Dr. Ian Levy [Hip-Hop Education, Counseling, Therapy]
By The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy
This episode, Manny Faces talks with Dr. Ian Levy about hip-hop and school counseling. Dr. Levy was the 2016 New York State school counselor of the year and is currently Assistant Professor of School Counseling at Manhattan College. Levy, who has been recognized for piloting the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Hip Hop based counseling framework in urban schools, examines mental health practices in those schools, interrogating the role of the school counselor and other school staff to ensure the emotional lives of young people are adequately addressed. His work has been featured on CNN and in the New York Times. But most important. He has used hip-hop to help kids. Lots of them.