Our 2021 Changemakers!
Kayla and Gretta recently presented at the 2021 Changemakers Challenge, and earned a $15,000 investment towards their project, Pennies for Pointe.
The mission of Pennies for Pointe is to increase the participation of underrepresented populations in dance. Dance improves a person’s mental and physical well-being, social and work skills, and brings communities together. Unfortunately, safe and effective dance training is expensive and hard to find. Because of this, it is generally inaccessible to communities of color, lower-income, and other marginalized communities. We are committed to making dance education more accessible, providing necessary supplies and resources for students to train effectively, and exposing youth a part of these communities to the art form.
The duo stated, “You can’t be what you can’t see,” which is why representation is at the heart of everything we do. More than anything, we hope to create positive life changing impacts for young dancers apart from marginalized communities.
Posted: December 2, 2021, 9:02 PM