Santa Barbara | 17
2009 Award Recipient
Jackie had a keen awareness that self-confidence is critical for all teens. This insight motivated Jackie to create Everybody Dance Now!, a dance program that provides at-risk youth with a positive outlet for self-expression. Programming includes opportunities for participants to develop a greater sense of self-esteem and a commitment to community engagement and community service.
Everybody Dance Now! uses dance as a vehicle for channeling teens’ energy and creativity and helps keep them out of gangs and away from violence, while promoting self-esteem and community service.