Posts from September 2011
A Direction for this WebsiteThose of you who read my blogs know about my enthusiasm for a new dance troupe that four young adults have recently formed in the North of Howard community, called 808s: Youth Empowerment thru Dance. Its been exciting to see how these young residents have stepped forward in the past six weeks to create something special for 30 or so youth in that neighborhood. Not only is their enthusiasm about dance special, but so is the way that this group, youth lead, focuses on character building traits.
Posted by Mike G on September 16, 2011 |
808s post performance updateI was confident that we would have a decent crowd – I figured, around 80 people. Do the math: the dance program had expanded to 25 – 30 youth, and if each brought in on average two family members or friends, we would have at least 60. And I knew of other community members and other people expressing an interest at what these young people were doing that 80 people total sounded about right. I was helping one of the young men with his speech when the doors officially opened. A crowd of 20 or so people entered the room, filling in the first few rows of seats. Steadily, for the next forty minutes, a crowd of people, mostly residents from the neighborhood, flowed into the room, occupying the rest of the seats, and the bleacher seats along the side of the room as well.
Posted by Mike G on September 01, 2011 |
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