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Bridge DA Gap is a 501c3 non-profit organization that utilizes music to enhance the social-emotional development of youth in the areas of character building principles, life skills and self-regulation. Bridge DA Gap infuses Hip Hop music with the latest advances in technology to present youth in grades 6 through 12 with a comprehensive social-emotional development curriculum.

The curriculum consists of an e-book, songs and activities that engage youth using multiple methods of instruction and target the individual social engagement styles of each child. The program empowers youth with the ability to solve and effectively navigate through personal and interpersonal situations encountered at home, school and in their  communities.


The mission of Bridge DA Gap is to pass on a rich legacy to all youth through the development, understanding and application of core values and current life skills required to achieve both personal and professional goals.


The program goals of Bridge DA Gap work toward fostering students’ social-emotional growth and development. curriculum:

  • CONNECTS … with students by using music to instill character building traits and multi-media tools that engage and motivate

  • INSPIRES … through real-life relevant stories youth can relate to since they mirror their own lives

  • EQUIPS … youth with foundational skills to address social-emotional issues encountered daily that interfere with their ability to excel academically

  • MOTIVATES… youth to stay in school — GRADUATE — and strive to be SUCCESSFUL and SIGNIFICANT




KOOLriculum is a technology driven, Hip Hop music centered, academic curriculum for students in grades Pre-K through 12. The Pre-K component teaches skills in literacy and mathematics. The K-12 curriculum contains instructional content in English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. All lessons developed for the K-12 curriculum were created from songs that align themselves with the most common academic standards across states.


KOOLriculum reinforces retention of academic content by providing a definition, an example, a song, a video, activities, and assessments (offered through our partnerships) to confirm comprehension of presented material.


Here are links to a few complete KOOL songs/videos on YouTube:

To view an overview of KOOLriculum by Khao as well as samples of songs/videos from Pre-K  through 12th grade, click the link below or copy and paste it into your browser:

Click Here to visit the KOOLriculum Site.

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