We are a registered not-for-profit organization in Canada
How do we access youth? We find like-minded non-profits who support youth and who desire an arts program and we partner with them to help make their dream a reality. We spend time engaging with the youth and partner organization to identify the type of program they wish to create.
Our first project was launched in 2018 in northern Haiti with Streethearts Haiti's former street youth
We are currently seeking a non-profit to partner with for the launch of our second program for girls
We also spend time utilizing asset based community development practices to leverage the incredible local opportunities and strengths that can be leveraged to create the program. Community asset mapping and capacity studies help us realize art mediums and art sales oppotunities in the community. Our priority is to hire locally and buy locally, when we can at the project location.
Streethearts Haiti's mission is to end the population of homeless youth in Haiti and throughout the Caribbean. They are home to a long term safe house for former male street youth in Cap, where the Haiti art program takes place. They are a registered charity in the USA and their staff are based locally in Haiti.
dance to save lives
At Dance To Save Lives, we provide kids in need the necessary resources to keep them off the streets. We train them in Haitian folkloric and modern dance forms. The students are immersed into the world of dance, allowing them to learn what it takes to be a professional performing artist, choreographer and/or dance Instructor. We maximize the potential of our youth by exposing them to the rich traditional and contemporary aspects of Haitian culture through the lens of the performing arts.