After School Dance Programs for Youth at Risk

by DEA Educational Foundation Youth Dance Program
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Jan 28, 2013

DEA YDP "moves" Parents, Community, Board & Guests

In December, DEA Youth Dance Program students were proud to put on a special event for Carthay Elementary after-care children, parents, grandparents, DEA Educational Foundation Board Members, DEA field office representatives and special guests from the Dizzy Feet Foundation and community. Over 30 children showcased their weekly classes, choreography and testimonials about the program. The audience was truly moved watching how dance has changed the lives of these children and how the children danced with pure joy, excitment and energy. Audience members were also entertained by program partner, Culture Shock Los Angeles and were touched when hearing personal stories about the children from the DEA Youth Dance Program instructor at Carthay. Each week, the DEA Youth Dance Program inspires children all over the United States. 

The 2012 year ended with a strong committment from the DEA Educational Foundation to continue and expand the DEA Youth Dance Program in 2013.  Because of the generous contributions of individuals on Global Giving, corporate sponsors and foundations, the program is expanding and will reach thousands of students in 20 cities this year. The DEA Educational Foundation is thrilled that children in so many of our communities will be turning to the healthy activity of dance instead of drugs and negative behaviors. 

Thank you for all you have done to make this important program possible!

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DEA Educational Foundation Youth Dance Program

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.deaeducationalfoundation.org/​
Project Leader:
Jill Roberts
Santa Monica, CA United States
$25,303 raised of $75,000 goal
 
157 donations
$49,697 to go
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