Bringing Back Our Youth (B-Boy style)
Organized by: Johnny B Good
Hello, my name is Johnny Scharon. About a year ago I offered to help out at a local dance studio just to do something constructive with my time; not knowing how it would go ,or why I was doing this. I mean I always had a passion for dance but I never thought of teaching it or actually creating a performance for a dance recital. But something pushed me to do it, so I did. Not knowing what a life changing experience it would be or the people I would impact, and the impact it would put on me!! My wife and I taught a hiphop and breakdance routine to 10 boys from age 5-12. At their dance recital (most of them , this was their first), they completely amazed me. Their spirit and heart when they performed took over the whole auditorium. When talking with them after the show, most of them were interested in creating a Boys Hip Hop competition team at our local dance studio. This lead me to creating this page. I created this page to ask my local community for some help to pass this on to others, and to create hope,opportunity and change in our youth. So let me explain what your money will be going to.Your money will be going to kids who are less fortunate and can't afford to pay for classes. (They need to take up ballet to compete) Your donation will also help with competition entry fees, costumes,transportation, and any needed over night hotel stays. Through out the year I ran into problems with parents struggling to pay for some of my most talented kids. Some of these boys come from a broken home or only has one parent which makes it difficult so I'm asking for help so I can make this possible for these boys. I am hoping to make an impact on these kids and be a positive influence and role model for them. These boys are dedicated and passionate about putting on a show. I would love to be able to provide workshops and other small things to make it more then just a dance class. More of like a mentoring through dance and also helping in the community, teaching respect ,morals and work ethic. In the future, I would also like for them to raise money and give to charity, but in order to do this I need to get it up and running. With your help this can all be possible. I came from a broken home, no dad in my life, and it set me up for failure at the age of 16. I was on my way to state prison and it would become a revolving door for me I was destined for failure and was sure I would spend the rest of my life in jail or dead. Which ever one came first. But there was also apart of me that was determined to change and to make a difference for kids who grew up like me. It was only a dream that I would never fulfill ,but gave me hope to keep pushing forward . Now at 30 years old, I have a chance to be to be that person I needed when I was younger. If I can impact one kid I will be happy, but my goal is to make a difference in the world!! Going through this expierence and teaching these boys and watching them progress and gain confidence in themselves has giving me a taste of what it's like to live life with purpose and meaning and this made me determined to make a change and be living proof to these kids that change is possible. So if u could help in anyway it would be greatly appreciated. Your donation could possibly be the beginning of something that could make an impact our community. Donations are not the only way to help!! If you can help in any way maybe scheduling events or fundraisers or maybe u know how we could help out in the community,Please share with friends and family and join us on our journey to become a high energy Hip Hop crew that creates hope and dance's with a PURPOSE!!