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Mentoring Program and Dance Company
The goal of the Positive Youth in Motion Dance Company/Mentoring Program is to teach physical fitness through activity. We will also provide emotional fitness through teamwork, motivation and responsibility. To guide him/her towards productive and positive citizenship. Our program will also help to improve self-esteem, social and communication skills and avoid high-risk behaviors by providing relationships with peers and professional adults who will work to help them reach their potential.
1. The specific skills associated with the activity include but are not limited to: dependability, responsibility, commitment, sportsmanship, discipline, and awareness of the capabilities of others. To encourage positive parental involvement be a positive force in the community by sharing the art of dance as well as support through charity work and public appearances.
2. Provide a motivating experience for all dancers involved by increasing technique and physical fitness, team bonding, and further dance training to help members gain confidence and poise in performance and in life.
Aftercare for Mentoring Program "Only"
Once participants have completed the Youth Mentoring Program, there will be an aftercare component which will provide ongoing support for the participants. The aftercare component aims to facilitate interaction and involvement between youth and the community; it will provide referrals to resources and outside support, as appropriate, and maintain a focus on achievement of participants' personal goals
It is essential that parents and caregivers be involved in the work that we will do with your children. We plan to empower parents and primary caregivers with tools and techniques that enhance the growth and development of healthy youth. Our goal is to provide social and personal development opportunities through workshops and family coaching.
An application, physical and release of liability form must be completed for each participant. The participant and his/her guardian will be interviewed and or have a try-out conducted and selected on an individual basis. The participant must be enrolled in an Orangeburg Consolidated District Five School. Participants must be free from disciplinary reports prior to entering into any other component of the program.