Happy July from DMF Youth! Today, we start our 4th annual summer camp! Though this year, we are kicking it up a notch and partnering with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council to offer a SEVEN week camp to over 30 at-risk youth! Two Bridges has been serving Manhattan’s Lower East Side since 1954, creating equitable housing, celebrating cultural diversity through neighborhood-based programs, and working with local residents, businesses, entrepreneurs, and leaders to stimulate and maintain economic vitality. Through this partnership, DMF Youth will work twice-weekly with underserved youth, ages 5-13, giving them access to dance education, life-skill development and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) exercises designed to help them grow physically, mentally and emotionally!
The youth we serve cannot afford costly summer camp and often miss out on learning opportunities in the critical summer months. But thanks to our camp, 30 deserving kids will have an exciting summer filled with dance, fitness, arts & crafts, team building and “power talks,” helping them dream big and tap into their potential. Camp culminates with a fully choreographed dance to be performed for friends and family. Our theme this year is Be Kind, Be Brave, Be You and we need YOU to make it a success!