Activist, Author, Entrepreneur, Mentor and Music Industry veteran Charles Fisher founded the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) in July 2001. Charles is the former manager of two time Grammy Award winning recording artist and star of the CBS hit TV show NCIS-LA, LL Cool J, and the sensational Gold Album selling Rap Group the Lost Boyz. The agency has been touted as the #1 not for profit, social service Hip-Hop organization in the world, with a strategic 10-year partnership with Power 105.1/iHeart Media promoting the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Project. They also have a 20-year partnership with “The People’s Shark” Daymond John, co-star of the four time Emmy Award winning ABC hit TV Show, Shark Tank and founder of FUBU.
In 2019 the HHSYC launched the groundbreaking Call 2 Action App “HHSYC” available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store to address a host of issues affecting students, millennials and young adults including: Gun & Gang Violence; Substance and Sexual Abuse; Academic Failure; Poverty; Employment & Entrepreneurship; and Obesity. During that same year to address the overweight and obesity crisis in America they also launched the “Hate The Weight Challenge” with The “Fitness Sheriff.” To highlight the importance of literacy and reading the HHSYC has co-published 50 Hot Hip-Hop Books on some of the biggest stars in music including: Jay Z, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Usher, Dr. Dre, Diddy, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Ice Cube, Pharrell Williams, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, T.I., Eminem, Fat Joe, Nas, and Will Smith.
The HHSYC has been recognized with proclamations for their outstanding work by NYC Mayor de Blasio, former Mayor Bloomberg, NYS Governor Cuomo, along with a special “Presidential Message” from former President Barack Obama in 2015 and 2016, and former President Donald Trump in 2018 and 2019. Since 2006 the group has worked with the United Nations and their 193 member countries to promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In recognition of the organization’s 20th anniversary, as well as to raise funds and awareness around some important issues a host of new initiatives will be launched including the: Hip-Hop, Mental & Spiritual Health Campaign; Guns Down Knuckle Up Campaign; and the Hip-Hop Auction 4 Charity & Kids (HACK) through a partnership with Charity Buzz. Randy Fisher is the Executive Director.