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Bumpboxx Teams Up with the Houston Alexander Foundation to Celebrate Youth & Hip Hop

 

OMAHA, NE (June 19, 2018) – This week, Bumpboxx, the biggest, baddest, and loudest Bluetooth boombox in the world, becomes the Houston Alexander Foundation’s (HAF) first corporate partner to support youth and hip hop education in Nebraska.

 

Since the beginning of the year, HAF has been featuring Bumpboxx at Culture Shock School Tours and summer programs at K-12 schools and colleges throughout the greater Omaha area. These fun “old school” boomboxes inspire young students to breakdance and beatbox with their fellow classmates and learn about the origins of hip hop and urban culture.

 

“We’re beyond the moon to have Bumpboxx as our first corporate partner,” said Houston Alexander, HAF Board Chair and President. “Supporting our kids – supporting hip hop culture!”

The Culture Shock School Tour, created by Houston Alexander, former UFC competitor, continues to grow under HAF. Since 2003, Houston has collaborated with principals, teachers, and volunteers to teach the history of hip hop through music, dance, and art to over 450 K-12 schools and colleges throughout Nebraska.

About Bumpboxx

Based in Stockton, CA, Bumboxx was created to capture the nostalgic music boom of American culture with an upgraded spin, providing fans with a quality multi-functional sound system that grabs attention. For more information, visit https://bumpboxx.com.

About Houston Alexander Foundation

 

The Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on youth education and empowerment to benefit the public good. HAF’s mission uplifts the youth through educational programs and activities to promote a more positive self-image, benefiting families and communities across America and the globe. Under the vision of Houston Alexander, on air personality and former UFC competitor, we can improve society through education, culture, exercise, and community.

Houston Alexander is available for interviews about HAF, the Culture Shock School Tour, and future partnerships.

 

Contact: Carmen Chang
carmen@houstonalexander.org
(626) 231-1604 (cell)

 

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Houston Alexander Foundation’s Hip Hop Blitz to Three Omaha Elementary Schools This Week

 

OMAHA, NE – This week, the Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF)’s Culture Shock School Tour visits three elementary schools back-to-back-to-back. 1,500 elementary students in the North Omaha neighborhoods, from kindergarten through fifth grade, will challenge Houston Alexander’s and their teachers’ energy in beatboxing and breakdancing.

 

 “Hip hop – music, art, and dance – is part of our kids’ culture,” said Houston Alexander, HAF Board Chair and President. “In the schools, it’s a wonderful way to bridge young students with their teachers and principals. Learning can be fun!”

The Culture Shock School Tour, created by Houston Alexander, former UFC competitor, continues to grow under HAF. Since 2003, Houston has collaborated with principals, teachers, and volunteers to teach the history of hip hop through music, dance, and art to over 450 K-12 schools and colleges throughout Nebraska. Under HAF, the Culture Shock School Tour has visited eight schools and reached more than 5,500 youth. These schools include Hartman Elementary, Lewis & Clark Elementary, Dundee Elementary, University of Nebraska Omaha, Twin Ridge Elementary, Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School, Mount View Elementary, Fontenelle Elementary, and McMillan Magnet Center.

Media interested in attending this Culture Shock School Tour can register at https://www.houstonalexander.org/contact.

 

Culture Shock School Tour Dates and Times – Week of April 2

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Druid Hill Elementary, 4020 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68111

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Kennedy Elementary, 2906 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68111        

 

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2:30pm

Rose Hill Elementary, 5605 Corby St, Omaha, NE 68104

About Houston Alexander Foundation

 

The Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on youth education and empowerment to benefit the public good. HAF’s mission uplifts the youth through educational programs and activities to promote a more positive self-image, benefiting families and communities across America and the globe. Under the vision of Houston Alexander, on air personality and former UFC competitor, we can improve society through education, culture, exercise, and community.

Houston Alexander is available for interviews about HAF, the Culture Shock School Tour, and future partnerships.

 

Contact: Carmen Chang
carmen@houstonalexander.org
(402) 915-1861 (office), (626) 231-1604 (cell)

 

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Houston Alexander Foundation Presents Hip Hop to Kids at Hartman Elementary

 

OMAHA, NE – On Friday, March 30, 2018, the Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF) presents its next Culture Shock School Tour at Hartman Elementary. 500 elementary students, grades Pre-K through fifth grade, will get pumped up about upcoming state examinations and dance, along with their teachers, to the hip hop elements of music, art, and dance.

 

 “We’re sending the message to kids to study hard and that school can be fun – the principals, teachers, and staff are invested,” stated Houston Alexander, HAF Board Chair and President. “Hip hop is part of our culture and be used to make a difference one child at a time. Especially elementary students – their energy keeps me young!”

The Culture Shock School Tour, created by Houston Alexander, former UFC competitor, continues to grow under HAF. Since 2003, Houston has collaborated with principals, teachers, and volunteers to teach the history of hip hop through music, dance, and art to over 450 K-12 schools and colleges throughout Nebraska. Under HAF, the Culture Shock School Tour has visited eight schools and reached more than 5,000 youth. These schools include Lewis & Clark Elementary, Dundee Elementary, University of Nebraska Omaha, Twin Ridge Elementary, Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School, Mount View Elementary, Fontenelle Elementary, and McMillan Magnet Center.

Media interested in attending this Culture Shock School Tour can register at https://www.houstonalexander.org/contact.

 

WHAT:             Culture Shock School Tour

WHEN:             Friday, March 30, 2018 at 2:30 PM

WHERE:           Hartman Elementary, 5530 North 66th Street, Omaha NE 68104                  

About Houston Alexander Foundation

 

The Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on youth education and empowerment to benefit the public good. HAF’s mission uplifts the youth through educational programs and activities to promote a more positive self-image, benefiting families and communities across America and the globe. Under the vision of Houston Alexander, on air personality and former UFC competitor, we can improve society through education, culture, exercise, and community.

Houston Alexander is available for interviews about HAF, the Culture Shock School Tour, and future partnerships.

 

Contact: Carmen Chang
carmen@houstonalexander.org
(402) 915-1861 (office), (626) 231-1604 (cell)

 

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Houston Alexander Foundation Launches Inaugural Culture Shock School Tour to McMillan Magnet Center

 

OMAHA, NE (February 23, 2018) – Today, the Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF), in partnership with Power 106.9 FM, visits McMillan Magnet Center for the first time. 900 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will participate in HAF’s Culture Shock School Tour this Friday afternoon to engage in hip hop music, art, and dance.

The Culture Shock School Tour, HAF’s premier program, is Houston Alexander’s brainchild. Since 2003, Houston has collaborated with principals, teachers, and volunteers to teach the history of hip hop through music, dance, and art to over 450 K-12 schools and colleges throughout Nebraska. HAF’s first year, created in February 2017, hosted seven school tours and reached 4,300 youth. These schools include Lewis & Clark Elementary, Dundee Elementary, University of Nebraska Omaha, Twin Ridge Elementary, Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School, Mount View Elementary, and Fontenelle Elementary.

“It’s a blessing to come to McMillan – our largest group of students yet,” said Houston Alexander, HAF Board Chair and President. “Shout out to the only middle school in Nebraska offering STEM classes. Hip hop is prevalent in our culture and you know the kids are tuned in. Mix that with the technology they learn in class and you’ll find talented, new generations of DJs and b-boys & b-girls in our communities.”

Media interested in attending this Culture Shock School Tour can register at https://www.houstonalexander.org/contact.

 

WHAT:             Culture Shock School Tour

WHEN:             Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM

WHERE:           McMillan Magnet, 3802 Redick Ave., Omaha, NE 68112              

About Houston Alexander Foundation

 

The Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on youth education and empowerment to benefit the public good. HAF’s mission uplifts the youth through educational programs and activities to promote a more positive self-image, benefiting families and communities across America and the globe. Under the vision of Houston Alexander, on air personality and former UFC competitor, we can improve society through education, culture, exercise, and community.

Houston Alexander is available for interviews about HAF, the Culture Shock School Tour, and future partnerships.

 

Contact: Carmen Chang
carmen@houstonalexander.org
(402) 915-1861 (office), (626) 231-1604 (cell)

 

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Houston Alexander Foundation Celebrates One Year to Improve Youth Opportunities in Omaha

OMAHA, NE (February 15, 2018) - The Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF) today celebrates the first year of its formation. Dedicated to providing opportunities to young people in Omaha, HAF is excited to ramp up its programs to improve our communities.

“Creating the non-profit has been a long time coming,” said Houston Alexander, HAF Board Chair and President. “We are working to change communities one person at a time. If you care for kids – kids will care!”

HAF’s premier program is the Culture Shock School Tour, which Mr. Alexander has hosted since 2003. In partnership with principals, teachers, and volunteers, Houston has visited over 450 K-12 schools and colleges throughout Nebraska, teaching the history of hip-hop through music, art, and dance. In its first official year, HAF hosted seven school tours, averaging 600 students per school. These lucky 4,300 participants included students from Lewis & Clark Elementary, Dundee Elementary, University of Nebraska Omaha, Twin Ridge Elementary, Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School, Mount View Elementary, and Fontenelle Elementary.

Future programs include after-school programs and seminars focused on Mr. Alexander’s passions: hip hop (DJ’ing, breakdancing, street art painting), MMA, and leadership.

HAF received its incorporation status from the State of Nebraska on February 15, 2017. Shortly thereafter, the organization was granted 501(c)(3) tax-exemption status from the Internal Revenue Service on April 12, 2017.

About Houston Alexander Foundation

 

The Houston Alexander Foundation (HAF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on youth education and empowerment to benefit the public good. HAF’s mission uplifts the youth through educational programs and activities to promote a more positive self-image, benefiting families and communities across America and the globe. Under the vision of Houston Alexander, on air personality and former UFC competitor, we can improve society through education, culture, exercise, and community.

Houston Alexander is available for interviews about HAF, the Culture Shock School Tour, and future partnerships.

 

Contact: Carmen Chang
carmen@houstonalexander.org
(402) 915-1861 (office), (626) 231-1604 (cell)

 

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