DMF Youth empowers underserved youth through dance, fitness & life skill development

We believe in educating the whole child

Physical · Mental · Emotional

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Social

Improved social skills and interpersonal behavior
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Education

Improved grades and work habits

Behavior

Reduced misconduct and risky behavior

Self-Esteem

Increased self-esteem and confidence

Did you know?

Nearly half of all elementary school children are overweight according to The City of New York.

And the majority of NYC elementary schools fail to offer the required amount of Physical activity.

Did you know?

Children living in poverty are disadvantaged when it comes to developing essential cognitive skills such as attention, self-control, and memory.

Developing these skills is crucial for mental health, effective learning, and success.

Sponsor a Child

Equip underserved children with the tools they need to thrive.

We provide free high quality after-school and summer programming to underserved youth in New York City.

News & Events

Mindfulness Amid the Crisis

Mindfulness Amid the Crisis

Everyday, we are waking up to more headlines and developments about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it. At this moment of high anxiety and distress, it’s important to take time to care for yourself.   Mindfulness...

Sweat For a Cause with DMF Youth!

Sweat For a Cause with DMF Youth!

Join DMF Youth founder and veteran barre instructor, Lindi Duesenberg, for sculpt and sweat barre workout benefiting over 150 children attending our programs!  We promise you a workout filled with great music, motivation, and a killer burn, guaranteed to make you...

Housing is not the problem, it’s housing stability

Housing is not the problem, it’s housing stability

The image that comes to mind when picturing what homelessness looks like usually doesn’t include a child. However, according to a 2018 report by Advocates for Children of New York, there are more than 114,000 homeless children in NYC alone. That's means 1 out of 10...

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