Discover Moving in the Spirit
Transforming Tomorrow's Compassionate Leaders
Moving in the Spirit is a youth development program that utilizes dance as a creative tool to enrich the lives of children living in Atlanta’s under-served communities. Our dynamic programs help young people develop their confidence and leadership skills, encouraging them to overcome the challenges they face each day and realize the full potential for their lives.
At Moving in the Spirit, we believe that every child deserves to grow up within a community of supportive peers and caring adult role models. We encourage our young people to make positive lifestyle decisions and attain higher levels of academic achievement, while building a strong foundation of self-esteem. Graduates and participants in our program develop into successful role models and compassionate leaders.
History of Measurable ResultsFor 25 years, Moving in the Spirit’s nationally awarded and recognized programs have made a measurable impact in the Atlanta community. In the most recently completed program year, students stated that Moving in the Spirit encouraged them to improve in the following:
- Setting and achieving personal goals (92%)
- Showing concern for others (99%)
- Finding alternatives to gang violence/negative peer involvement (91%)
- Working on improving in school (89%)
While only 56 percent of Georgia’s youth graduate from high school each year, 100 percent of Moving in the Spirit seniors over the past five years have graduated and gone on to college, vocational school or the armed services.
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