Emmett has tenaciously pursued his passions as a performance artist and youth developer since leaving the military in 2014. Since high school, he has been an avid lyricist and battle rapper, and now performs his original style of Hip Hop in his hometown Des Moines and major cities such as NYC, San Antonio, and St. Louis. He discovered his affinity for working with youth working at a Boys and Girls Club, and currently at Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) where he is a program coordinator for a group of young men called the Backyard Boyz. Emmett also is a teaching artist with Harding Middle School where he conducts a weekly writing workshop through a program called Movement 515. He proudly represents a New York based NPO called ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) as a Fellow and founder of the Des Moines ASTEP chapter where he collaborates with other local artists and community members to use the power of the arts to empower youth and provide a platform for self-expression and contributing to society through creativity. And Emmett is the Cultural Agent for the U.S, Department of Arts and Culture – Des Moines, http://usdac.us

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