|Focus is Our Children | Pittsfield | 2008
Focus is Our Children was a free, high quality dance program for underserved girls ages 5-17. It was taught by a dancer who is trained in psychology and community development. The program focused on all aspects of the student's well-being including self esteem, nutrition, exercise and academic performance. Over the years the students have performed, free of charge, at the mall, local parades and celebrations, and at senior centers. The program culminated in a public recital at the end of the year.
Funded by the Pittsfield Cultural Council in 2008
Grant Recipient: Vannessa Guess-Slaughter, $1,500