Youth Health & Wellness Programs

Cultural Arts

We offer a unique approach to helping boys regulate trauma and address social injustice through the cultural arts. Specifically, we utilize the performing arts as a recognized therapeutic intervention for trauma. Artistic expression is an effective tool for children and youth who find it challenging to articulate their experiences in words alone, particularly in the case of trauma. Through dance, in particular, the pattern-repetitive, rhythmic movements serve to regulate trauma.

Our program focuses on African and African-Brazilian dance, which empowers individuals to overcome insecurities, self-doubt, and apprehension. Each dance tells a story, allowing the boys to express their own experiences, including the special and meaningful as well as the painful. These dances are particularly suited for children of the African Diaspora, as they provide a healing connection to their ancestry. The stories also teach valuable life lessons that help with decision-making.

Furthermore, these dances offer an excellent source of cardiovascular exercise, lower body strength, and agility. As such, they provide a fun and engaging way for boys to improve their physical health and well-being. Our program is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment where boys can explore their creativity, connect with their culture, and find healing and strength in the process.


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