The "Speak Life Tour" is the brainchild of House of New Beginnings, Inc. a 501(C)3 non-profit organization in Baltimore City that was established in 2002. In 2013 under our youth development program, "NB Youth Academy", the organization hosted 5 "Open Mic Youth Mixers" in Baltimore MD to engage today's youth, and young adult in an atmosphere where sharing their musical, poetic and visual artistry to an audience of people provides them a voice of advocacy against social injustices. In this present day, its clear to see the monstrosities that effect our everyday urban cities in all forms of social injustices. It's within this core that "The Speak Life Tour" derived its name for the youth and young adults are speaking through their music "life" which is the center fusion and power behind the platform.
Mission: To plant a new way of thinking; one of hope, possibilities and purpose.
Through the "Speak Life Tour" we give a voice to disenfranchised youth state wide and re-open their mind to hope and connect them to viable resources to live a productive life. SLT provides wrap around services such as “Youth Focus Groups” (Speak on the Unspoken, Behavior Talks, Finding Your Voice and a “Creative Arts” summer program. The tour has inspired youth in the community to become leaders and take the message into several states.
Catherine Trotter Rayner is the Visionary & Founder for the Speak Life Tour and House of New Beginnings, Inc. Catherine is head of Operation and Logistics. Catherine is a published author, speaker and strategist. The foundation was formed in 2002 and the Speak Life Tour began planning its launched in December 2013. Speak Life Tour officially launched on January 9th, 2014. Catherine has 17 years of experience in Organizational Development and Strategic Planning. To learn more logo onto www.catherinetrotter.com.