“If I had to put our experience with the dance company into words, I would say it was nothing short of a freeing, exciting, and interactive experience. The workshops improved team building skills and had a profound impact on the confidence and self esteem of our young people.” - Arnold Adams, Program Coordinator, Staten Island Youth and Justice Center
This spring, help YSDT make a difference in the lives of underserved youth in New York City. With partial funding from New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre is bringing creative movement workshops and live performances to 13-18 year olds in Staten Island and Queens. Designed to enhance critical thinking, creative problem solving, leadership skills and self confidence as well as build awareness of and appreciation for the arts, these outreach programs are helping to close the gap in the lives of young people who do not otherwise have access to arts programming.
Now you can help us close the gap in our funding needs in support of these unique and important programs! Through our newly launched Indiegogo campaign, YSDT is seeking to raise $4,500 by May 20th. These funds will help to support the artist fees and production costs that make this work possible. To learn more about our outreach programs, watch the video (above) or visit our website. If you like what you see, please consider a contribution, and thanks!