Change a Child's Life through Dance

Freedom School Partners

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About This Project

Dancing to a new future – give dance experiences to Freedom Schools scholars for FOUR STRAIGHT WEEKS!

Did you know that young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:

• Attend music, art and dance classes nearly three times as frequently 

• Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently 

• Read for pleasure nearly twice as often 

• Perform community service more than four times as often

“Arts Education makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socioeconomic boundaries.” ~ James S. Catterall, The UCLA Imagination Project, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA

Freedom School Partners is our name for a reason, partnering allows us to serve children at-risk of school failure most effectively in the summers. Help us launch a pilot dance program, in collaboration with the North Carolina Dance Theatre, to provide children attending Johnson C. Smith and Ranson Middle Freedom Schools with classroom dance lessons. To provide lessons at both sites, planning, materials and evaluations the experience will cost $2,537.


(60 children) receiving classroom instruction dance lessons at 2 locations = $2,537.00

Power2Give Administration Fees = $305.00

Total cost of project = $2,842.00

About Freedom School Partners

Freedom School Partners is dedicated to serving at-risk students and families living in poverty in Charlotte, N.COur mission is to engage, educate and empower children to succeed in school and in life through quality, year-round educational enrichment programsWe work with community partners offering after school programs during the school year as well as Children Defense Fund's Freedom Schools® programs in the summer to improve academic achievement, reduce dropout rates, and inspire the love of reading. For more information, visit and Freedom Schools’ Face Book page.

About North Carolina Dance Theatre

Founded in 1970, North Carolina Dance Theatre is the oldest professional ballet company in North Carolina. Today, the organization enjoys a national reputation for excellence in programming, education and outreach, and dance training. To learn more visit:

Donor Benefits

All donors will appear in FSP’s monthly e-newsletter.

Donors over $100 will receive a thank you note from a child who attended!

Thank you for your consideration!