Rap and students

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Andre Justice  (“AJ”) loves the ladies, and loves to rap. He also happens to have cerebral palsy, so he needed a little assist to achieve his musical goals. He approached Amaru Yawo-El (“Düc”), a special educational assistant at Luther Burbank High School, who also performs hip hop. The power duo have recorded some tracks, and plan on assisting other students with learning disabilities to sing, perform, and record rap with their Anybody Can Rap (ABC-Rap) 

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Challenges and wilderness

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The first time I tried snow skiing, I was in high school. I stood at the base of the bunny hill and watched a fellow student with one leg jump up on a ski lift, ride up to the top of the mountain, and race down to the bottom. I thought, “Man, I’m nervous about skiing and I’ve got two legs.” So, up I went, and made it to the bottom without falling.

Laurie Hoirup, President of the Association of California State Employees with Disabilities and author of “I Can Dance; My Life With A Disability” has a form of muscular dystrophy, but it hasn’t stopped her from camping, dancing, raising children and heading up high profile agencies.

Also, we celebrate The Wilderness Act.

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