K-Rahn’s Story

Through countless hours of living, working, and teaching in urban communities, K-Rahn
Vallatine has developed an empathetic perspective on at-risk youth. This understanding led to the development of the Live Above the Hype curriculum, a proven method of redefining the
value systems and behaviors of urban youth.


K-Rahn Vallatine serves diligently to educate youth service professionals on youth culture and how to effectively understand and engage the urban youth population.

Throughout the years, K-Rahn has served as a school teacher, has sat on the Board of Directors of a charter school, and has years of experience working in Los Angeles’ juvenile halls and juvenile detention camps.

K-Rahn has been called a “brilliant analyst of cultural issues that affect teen perceptions of themselves and their sense of power”
Educational consultant and author K-Rahn Vallatine works to assist at risk youth in making healthy pro social decisions. He also serves diligently to educate youth service professionals on youth culture, while creating educational resources that help effectively engage this population. Throughout the years, K-Rahn has served as a school teacher, has sat on a charter school’s Board of Directors, has years of experience working in Los Angeles’ juvenile halls and juvenile detention camps, and has established himself as an authority in the cultural analysis of urban youth culture. He is the author of the Live Above The Hype Hip Hop Life Skills Curriculum, a character development curriculum that uses Hip Hop culture to stimulate in depth self reflection and positive value shifts in gang and drug impacted young men. Author, professor and MSNBC political analyst Dr. Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University, states, “K-Rahn’s not only been there and done that, but he’s lived to tell a compelling story of overcoming youthful mistakes and has returned with a roadmap to successful survival. And he does it without rancor, finger pointing or a sense of moral superiority.” K-Rahn has been a presenter at various state, national and international conferences and has offered university lectures and professional developments for several hundred youth service professionals. He has been called “a brilliant analyst of cultural issues that affect teen perceptions of themselves and their sense of power.”

Portfolio


University of Southern California (School of Law)

National Association for Colored People (California)

Black American Political Association of California

Baltimore City Public Schools

5 Keys Charter School

California State Long Beach University

University of Southern California (School of Social Work)

San Diego State University

Pasadena City College

California Workforce Association

Foothill Workforce Investment Board

Violence Prevention Coalition, Los Angeles

Cambridge College

ASPIRE Community Day School

Flintridge Center

Locke High School

North Park University

John Muir High School

Menformation

The Village Nation

Alkebu-lan Culture Center

BLU Educational Foundation

Metropolitan Church of Christ

Community Build (GRYD)

Kaiser Permanente