Beyond Emancipation

Beyond Idol Winners

BEYOND IDOL (BI), a project of Beyond Emancipation (B:E), is a talent competition for foster youth centered on the theme of “emancipation.” BEYOND IDOL celebrates the creativity and talent of Alameda County foster youth aged 16-24.

You’ve probably heard the news about the struggles faced by children and youth who are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. What often gets missed in those headlines, however, are the vast stores of resilience and talent that foster youth possess.

2013 Winners

2013 Champion, Spoken Word: Rakarra

2013 Champion, Spoken Word: Rakarra

2013 Champion, Spoken Word: Tekron

2013 Champion, Spoken Word: Tekron

2013 Champion: Drake

2013 Champion: Drake

2013 Champion: Raynel

2013 Champion: Raynel

2013 Champion, Vocal: Alearria

2013 Champion, Vocal: Alearria

2013 Champion, Rap: D-Skrilla

2013 Champion, Rap: D-Skrilla

2013 Champion, Rap: Pretty Nikki

2013 Champion, Rap: Pretty Nikki

2013 Champion: YM

2013 Champion: YM

2012 Winners

2012 Spoken Word Champion: Sadé

2012 Spoken Word Champion: Sadé

2012 Vocal Champion: Stephon

2012 Vocal Champion: Stephon

2012 Hip Hop Champion: Ya Boy LilG

2012 Hip Hop Champion: Ya Boy LilG

2012 Honorable Mention: Anointed Vessels of Praise

2012 Honorable Mention: Anointed Vessels of Praise

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