Workshop summary

Students will learn how to write meaningful lyrics which authentically embody their passions and purpose, which they will spend time discovering and describing. This video was originally aired as a part of CLN’s Fall Festival.

Find the lesson outline here

Materials Needed

  • Pen

  • Notebook

  • An open heart and mind

About the creator

Yusef headshot

Yusef Shelton

Yusef is a Homewood-based artist, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He’s interested in the intersection of music, business and motivating young people — especially Black men and boys.

Yusef has works with kids in an after-school program called Maker’s Clubhouse at the Bible Center Church and he has performed live at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Community Forge, Westinghouse High School and a open mics around the city. He also 2020 winner of Point Park University’s inaugural Vigor, Vibe and Venture competition.