Brooksville Youth Academy showcased their lyrical talents at our first Rap Battle. Choosing between instrumental background music or a cappella , youth volunteered to come center stage and perform their original beats and lyrics. With roaring applause after every song, each performer walked away with a smile and more confidence in their writing.

At the end of the show, youth were given a chance to vote on their favorite performance. Astonishingly, every performer had multiple votes and we had no choice but to call it a five-way tie!

Brooksville Youth Academy serves 60 males between the ages of 13 and 18, in a non-secure residential commitment program that provides therapeutic services to address all behavioral issues, as well as mental health and substance abuse issues. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Brooksville Youth Academy at 352-799-5654 or visit