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Street to Classroom

How One Artist is Making an Impact on Students

In January, a class from Plaisance Middle School clapped and cheered as their attention was fixated on the floor where dancers were breakdancing to hip-hop music. They weren’t unruly students making a scene, but a group of artists with a message on an important topic in today’s culture: gun violence. 

Terrance Morgan, founder of The Mission Matters (TMM) Project, has taken breakdance and hip-hop from a performing art of the streets and utilized it as a tool in educating and engaging students across the state in an interactive experience.