Living in NYC and surrounding areas, we are so lucky to have a massive amounts of fitness options at are fingertips, enriching our bodies and minds and helping us to lead strong, healthy lives. But many kids aren't so lucky. Children in underserved communities often have little access to afterschool enrichment and often don't even get the state mandated PE requirements due to lack of space, teachers, and time.
DMF Youth is an innovated non-profit that helps alleviate these issues by providing a safe afterschool and summer camp environment that focuses on educating the whole child--physical, mental, emotional. Their programs are led by highly trained teaching artists that not only provide quality arts education, but also the nurturing, love, and mentorship many kids need to flourish both in and outside of the classroom.
DMF Youth uses dance and fitness as a way of fostering collaboration, cooperation and communication with at risk youth, some of which would previously resort to violence or isolation. As their students learn and become proficient in new skills, their self-esteem soars and they realize they are capable of anything they put their mind to.
Together we can raise money that will work to help close the gap for the 20% of K-12 youth living in NYC who are often times solely responsible for themselves during after school hours. The proceeds are put towards supplies, nutritious snacks, well-trained staff members, and our overall capability to continue building out programs that have already shown increases in social skills and academic achievement, and decreases in behavioral misconduct. Your donation are all tax deductible so I encourage you to give what you can! Let's make a true impact in the lives of underserved youth!