In addition to tutoring, computer, English and life skill classes, students can also now take dance and music classes at the After-School Program, and they love them. Dozens of young people are learning how to choreograph and perform Salsa and Caribbean dances. Others are learning about singing and how to read, write, and play their own music.
The dance teacher, Mona, is excited to see the confidence of so many of the boys and girls grow as they perform for each other in class and for others at community events. Max, the music teacher, says his classes are also nurturing self-esteem. He is delighted to see so much joy and enthusiasm in his classes, and is amazed at the talent that is emerging.