Blackrockstar is Rivelino Rigters; a socially involved artist and entrepeneur. This means that he’s socially participating in ways to improve our society. His way of doing so is by helping underprivileged youths discover their talent and passion in order to (re)gain their self esteem. Trough his organisation, the LOUD Foundation, which stands for Living Out Unlimited Dreams, he hopes to reach youths that usually don’t get the chance to discover what they really want and actually get out there and do it.
For several reasons like; parents with a low income, a non-motivating environment or a lack of self convidence to pursue their goals and dreams. By teaming up with local, regional and (inter)national organisations, funds, ngo’s and governments he writes, develops and produces tools and projects to activate, motivate and stimulate talented youngsters in order to help them achieve their goals. His ultimate goal is to see at least 80% of underprivileged youths get their diploma and get educated in a field where their true talent and passion lies in. Check the following video for an example of one of the projects he initiated with youths from the urban borough Geuzenveld-Slotermeer in Amsterdam-West.
Next to social projects BlackRockStar likes to push innovation on several levels, be it spiritual, environmental, educational and in society. At the moment he is developing and applying several new learning methods to be implemented in several schools Nationwide. Next to that he is also busy with talentcoaching- and development in closed youth jails and institutions across the country. The “Straatbijbel” , Dutch for ‘street bible’ is one of his main projects currently, promoting the Gospel in streetslang. Being from a background in where he had some difficult times in education as a youngster he is inspired and driven to help change the educational system in a positive way, this to see that youths find their talent & passion in way that they can develop a positive outlook on their coming school- and workcareer.