Alternative Intervention Models (AIM) is a group that seeks to help guide troubled young people and enrich lives using the arts as a tool. Their mission is to "transform and develop hearts and minds of at-risk youth using the arts to inspire critical self-reflection and self-improvement."
They have programs set up in California, but sent nine of their volunteers to Samoa for the opportunity to connect with the one and only Earl Sweatshirt. Their young volunteers worked with Earl at Coral Reef Academy, where they "shared artistic gifts," and experienced a part of what they call Earl's "extraordinary experience."
"The entire Alternative Intervention Models family is deeply honored to be a positive part of Earl Sweatshirt's journey of maturation, imagination and hip-hop dreams."
But the real news? According to AIM, Earl is on his way back home:
"Yes indeed, the allegedly lost and arguably most gifted young lyrical prodigy (known for over 10 million YouTube views before age 18), is on his way back home to Los Angeles where he will finish high school before launching the next phase of his widely anticipated rap careerâ€”under the wizened guidance of Leila Steinberg, artistic mentor who famously first guided music and screen icon, Tupac Shakur."