Phenice Davis via Crowdrise
May 16, 2012
Justin Myles & Hoang Pham wrote -
First Graders Got Talent! …And Need Your Help
Do you want to help 21 talented six year-olds have the experience of a lifetime? Our first grade group of steppers and breakdancers won a national competition and were selected to perform before 2,500 people at the KIPP School Summit in Orlando, FL, this August. However, we need your help to get them there. With your support, we can fund their air travel and accommodations and help make this an experience they won’t soon forget!
As you will see from the video, our dance group, “StepUP --- BreakDOWN,” has got rhythm and skill. Not to mention, they are truly adorable. While they have worked hard to master their dance steps, these students from KIPP Empower Academy (KEA) also work incredibly hard in the classroom so they can go to college. In fact, every member of our dance group has had to maintain good grades and demonstrate positive character at our South-Central Los Angeles elementary school in order to remain on our team.
We are so proud of them and think you will be too. Your support would provide our deserving students with a tremendous learning experience—it will be their first time on a plane—and will give them an opportunity to show people from all over the nation that with hard work and perseverance, they can do anything… and they can do it with style!
Here is a clip of their most recent performance: http://youtu.be/cuLuYAHHazk