What is Gifted & Lit?
Educates and Relates
Hip-Hop has had a tremendous impact on today’s youth. It has influenced buying decisions, career paths, business and overall popular culture. Due to this impact, the Diversion Center has created ‘Gifted and Lit.’ ‘Gifted and Lit’ is an innovative program of kids music videos that uses hip-hop to teach kids lessons in math, science, grammar, and more.
The Gifted and Lit program delivers positive music that is catchy, educational, and fun. These songs will get stuck in your student’s head and enhance their learning experience.
Research shows that positive, engaging music increases retention of information by 15-20%.
About The Creator
Derek Collins, founder and CEO of the Diversion Center, created Gifted & Lit because he saw the impact that Hip-Hop had on today’s youth. So he decided to create a program that uses Hip-Hop to educate students and remix the traditional way of learning.
Mr. Collins is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is also a graduate of Central Michigan University and earned his Masters of Arts degree in Education specializing in Instruction and Curriculum Development.
Derek Collins, M.Ed, CADC-ll, CAMS-lll, CSTAS