Bronx activist invited to speak at White House

A Bronx woman’s work using hip-hop to help youths around the city earned her an invitation to the White House last week. Hollis Heath, who

Hollis Heath, who is the program manager for the Hip Hop 4 Life youth organization, was invited to Washington to speak about how her work helps girls growing up today.

Hollis Heath, who is the program manager for the Hip Hop 4 Life youth organization, was invited to Washington to speak about how her work helps girls growing up today. (3/31/16)

THE BRONX - A Bronx woman’s work using hip-hop to help youths around the city earned her an invitation to the White House last week.

Hollis Heath, who is the program manager for the Hip Hop 4 Life youth organization, was invited to Washington to speak about how her work helps girls growing up today. One of the schools she visits is M.S. 328 in the Bronx.

Heath says she uses the arts to empower young women and "give them voice and viability."

"I realized that you can't be what you don't see," she says. "So I'm very committed to having the young women that we work with get to see women in various careers so that their minds are expanded, and they're exposed to a lot more."

The White House will host its first-ever summit dedicated to advancing women in May, and Heath will again be invited to speak.

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