THE UM MOVEMENT AND THE FUTURENOW TOUR

THE UM MOVEMENT AND THE FUTURENOW TOUR

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Biography

MUSIC. MEDIA. FASHION . IT WORKS.
Creating a socially responsible culture.

UrbanMentor (UM) is dedicated to using dynamic and popular methods to promote mentoring and engage next generation in developing the personal leadership skills necessary to succeed in the global marketplace. UrbanMentor bridges the gap between the E-generation’s affinity for pop culture and the need for mentors to help navigate the path ahead. In 2005 UM launched the Mentoring the Next Generation Campaign (MNGC). This recruitment campaign produced innovative, large scale recruitment concerts, after work networking events, and workshops in conjunction with key organizations in the mentoring and youth development sector in New York City. UrbanMentor has taken the mentoring cause and transformed it into a highly visible urban pop culture movement.

WHAT IS THE FUTURE NOW TOUR?

FutureNow College Tour is an experiential interactive multimedia production that promotes inspiration and personal leadership over escapism and mediocrity to college students. The tour is designed to motivate students to develop and sustain their personal leadership skills. The tour features a personal leadership workshop and forum entitled "Lead or Die" and a broadway like artist showcase element featuring socially responsible artists of various genres. The purpose of each event is to utilize popular culture, the arts, and experiential learning processes to educate students about personal leadership and accountability. Produced in full partnership with the university’s on-campus and community-based groups, the tour's goal is to leave students inspired by their futures and with structures in place to aid them in improving their grades and defining their own destiny.

THE GOAL

The goal of the FutureNow Tour is to inspire students to institute the vital art of personal leadership in their education and professional lives. The FutureNow Tour will empower students with the tools of leadership necessary for success in school and in the new global economy. Our unique offering takes into account the changing affinities, impulses, interests and work habits of the hip-hop influenced, e-generation student.

THE FUTURENOW PERSONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR and FORUM - “LEAD OR DIE”

The Personal Leadership Seminar combines popular culture analysis with exploration and instruction in personal leadership and accountability. “Lead or Die” is designed to be highly interactive, instructional and inspirational. It provides students with advanced strategies to lead themselves and others to extraordinary levels of productivity and success. The seminar is built on the knowledge that the nation has reached a strategic infliction point, where everything about how business is conducted has changed due to technological, societal, and/or economic advances. It is designed to presence the hip-hop minded, internet-generation to the challenges and opportunities of the new digital economy. Being comfortable with the tools of this digital world is not enough. Now, personal leadership, commitment, and integrity are more important than ever. In this Google, You Tube and Myspace ruled information age students will have to learn how to be enterprising leaders and architects of their own destinies.

THE FUTURENOW TOUR CONCERT/SHOWCASE

This Broadway-like production features UM artists who sing with graceful reality, present heart knocking rhythmic monologues, concoct true to life comedy and streetwise dance acrobatics. They make their art for the new generation of patrons who choose bravery over bravado and honesty over explicit lyrics. UM is bringing artists with powerful messages to the stage. Without being preachy and disconnected, these artists presence audiences to the ever changing conditions of our existence and to our collective responsibility to aid in the success of humanity.

BENEFITS TO STUDENTS:

1. Learn fundamental personal leadership skills
2. Learn how to master the key communication skills, beliefs, and thought processes necessary to get to the next level in school and in the global job marketplace.
3. Begin to conquer the fears and habits which keep them from taking leadership initiative
4. Learn how to produce a quantum difference in their grades.
5. Build personal leadership plans which can be used for success in college and beyond.
6. Begin working to condition their minds and bodies to consistently operate inside of intention.
7. Learn creative digital communication methods and strategies.
8. Register to practice their personal leadership plans with one on one e-mentor.
9. Become present to the importance of their lives and their day to day operations.

The FutureNow Tour is designed as a complete program. All program components are intended to work together for maximum benefit however the components can function separately if necessary.

Discography

To read biographies on participating artists go to www.myspace.com/urbanmentormusic.