Welcome to SIMBA/ASET
| The SIMBA/ASET website is a cyber-resource
center for temporarily housed
youth and all those who are committed to enriching the lives of
homeless young people in social
organizations, and download curricula to teach. Arguably
more than any other subgroup of Americans, homeless youths reflect the
challenges of inclusion and empowerment in the post-civil rights period
as well as the challenges of web access and digital spaces to call their
own. Therefore, the intended purpose of this website is to generate new
media information, blogs, art, conversations, webinars, and data that
will expand the human and social capital of our temporarily displaced
students, facilitating their general empowerment through highlighting
their voices and experiences.
Within the pages of this website, visitors can access research
summaries, read blogs about and by our youth, search an extensive rap
database, access youth |
The major features of the SIMBA/ASETwebsite are:
* The Rap Lyric Database: Given one of the central findings in the study that our youth listen to hip hop music every day, the Rap Lyric Database is a searchable cyber storehouse allows scholars, youth, cultural workers, and teachers to search through lyrics of Billboard Music's top rap songs from 1990 to February 2009 in order to create content for youth to think critically about rap and hip hop.
* Best Practices: SIMBA/ASET's "Best Practice" page will assist educators, social workers, human service practitioners, administrators, community activists, and artists understand specific theories, strategies and interventions that have been proven to be effective with working with marginalized student groups. Visitors will access articles, videos, literature and curriculum that utilize strength based approaches to working with our student groups.
* Hot Blog: These blogs represent the voices and attitudes of our youth who are between 13 and 19 years of age.. The content of these blogs consist of conversations about popular culture, current news about politics, movie/film reviews, testimonials and narratives about overcoming obstacles while growing up as a youth in New York City.
* Youth Create: This page encourages our youth to create and submit performance pieces, poetry, prose, and visual art to talk about what it means to be a homeless youth in America. Spoken word, poetry, rap, dance contests will be conducted through this venue. Student peers will vote and comment about each student creation.
* Youth in the News: This page is a comprehensive archive of news stories written about homeless youth in the US beginning with June 2009 to the present.