The charity of the month for May 2016 is:
Moving in the Spirit is a nationally-recognized youth development program that uses the art of dance to positively transform the lives of children and teens in Atlanta, Georgia. Through programs that integrate high-quality dance instruction with performance, leadership and mentor opportunities, Moving in the Spirit impacts over 200 children and teens annually, encouraging them to overcome the obstacles they face each day and realize their highest potential. Students graduate from Moving in the Spirit with confidence in themselves as artists and leaders, poised to succeed beyond the stage and make a difference in their own communities. Ultimately, Moving in the Spirit EDUCATES, INSPIRES and UNITES young people through dance, propelling them to become successful and compassionate leaders.
At Moving in the Spirit, we believe every child deserves to grow within a community that is rich in cultural assets, caring role models and safe places to learn. We exist to create opportunities for youth who might otherwise lack access to after-school enrichment programs, especially those focused on the arts. Moving in the Spirit is open to all, regardless of dance experience. We provide our programs for a nominal fee, and need-based scholarships are available.
Join the Movement!
Moving in the Spirit relies upon community support to expand the reach of our programs. We are always looking for supportive, caring members of the community to positively impact the lives of the young people in our programs.
There are many ways to become involved:
If there is a charity that you would like to see us support, please post about them in the comments.