At-risk youth require an inner strength to achieve success, a drive that cannot come from academics alone. Engaging children with their own African heritage through dance, music, and folklore promotes a more holistic form of education and one that makes great contributions to the confidence, character, and academic success of children.
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Batoto Yetu (Swahili for “Our Children”) engages inner city youth in African dance, music, and folklore within a caring community of talented artists and volunteers. Dedicated to fostering self-awareness, self-esteem, and the creative and social development of children through dance, our organization introduces African culture through our Africa in the School Residency, our Pre-Professional Training Program, and public performances. Staying in school and off the streets, 98% of our participants move on to college-level study.