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Kids Crave To Move

"1 in 5" kids in BC live in poverty. They start school behind other kids and often don't catch up. Dance Education helps all kids do better. We're raising $20,000 to give Dance Ed to 150 kids at schools under-served by the arts. You donate. You'll get a tax receipt. The kids will thrive.

Organizer: Tim Mah

Type Of Group: Education and Research

Location: Around Vancouver, BC

$100

Raised Towards Goal

$20,000

Fundraising Goal

168

Days Left

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$20,000

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The Group's Purpose

To encourage children and youth to embrace learning. To enhance social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. To teach vulnerable kids to thrive in school.

Dance-enriched education helps kids learn smarter. Kids who get regular dance ed' score higher at math and other subjects. Alas, funding levels for in-school arts/dance programs have taken a nose-dive in recent years. All kids lose out, but it's the vulnerable ones who lose the most.

We want to raise $20,000 and give 150-kids at "schools under-served by the arts" more chances to learn and thrive in school. #KidsCrave2Move

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How to Help

Sponsor a child - $125 sponsors a child for our 13-week in-school program.

Sponsor a school for $7,500 - talk to us about how you, or your organization, can make a difference for an entire school community.

Share this page with a friend, family member or colleague at work – https://chimp.net/groups/kids-crave-to-move/ .

Leave a legacy through your estate planning.

Hire a "Corporate Energizer" for your next conference or business event – proceeds go to sponsor dance education for kids. For info, http://timmah.ca/.

About the Organizers

Tim Mah is a dance educator, accomplished dance artist, celebrity dance coach, and an advocate for dance/arts education. He traded a career in tech' and engineering to teach women and men to move consciously and live dance-active lives.

Children can greatly benefit from dance education – most especially, 'vulnerable' kids. Learning to dance trains cognitive disciplines that enable a child to thrive in school. Sadly, funding for in-school arts programs has been on a steady decline.

Working with the CHIMP Foundation, Tim wants to change the conversation by getting the 'DARE-2-Dance program' into schools under-served by the arts. The program follows a successful methodology developed at the National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York – NDI teaches dance ed at 42 schools in Manhattan. In-class activities train the brain’s capacity for “Executive Function.” According to Dr. Adele Diamond, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, “Executive Function is a more definitive indicator of future academic success than IQ.”

For further information about NDI, please visit,
http://nationaldance.org/NDI_at_a_Glance.pdf

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