Live Above the Hype Life Skills Curriculum

Connecting Students to Socially Relevant Education

Live Above The Hype is a Common Core aligned, Character Development curriculum. This curriculum is to be used as a resource to open insightful dialogue between instructors and students that enables character development, builds critical thinking skills, and ultimately creates positive shifts in their value systems.



The Live Above the Hype Life Skills Curriculum builds critical thinking skills, encourages reflection, and ultimately supports positive shifts in value systems. This curriculum is socially relevant to gang and drug impacted communities. It’s designed to incorporate trauma- informed principles of safety, transparency, choice, collaboration, and empowerment in each group lesson.


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Students who complete this curriculum have a higher sense of consciousness regarding the impact their value system has on their lives and will be more committed to take a more pro-social approach to education, conflict resolution, community responsibility, peer interactions, finances, success strategies, overcoming obstacles and daily decision making to help ensure a more positive future.


"We invited K-Rahn to work with our students after his thorough presentation to staff at our Professional Development. Since then, his impact in the classroom has spread school-wide. Not only is his curriculum common-core aligned, but his culturally responsive teaching strategies have helped his students develop emotional intelligence that has assisted them when facing trying circumstances, in and out of school. We have noticed the students in his class are better equipped at navigating challenges with appropriate responses and have a sense of accountability that we did not see before. K-Rahn is truly an asset to our faculty, and we highly recommend his program to others looking to engage both students and staff in a progressive way!"
Noel Scott, M.S.W., M.S. Ed
Five Keys Schools and Program Assistant School Director, Los Angeles Region


A brief word from a youth program director (Foothill Workforce Investment Board)