DMF Youth is a 501c3 non-profit that provides FREE afterschool and summer programs to youth attending Title 1 schools and youth living in homeless shelters. Our programs blend motivational dance education with a life skill development curriculum, helping underserved students build self-esteem, confidence, and grit. 

Our mission is to create safe, nurturing learning environments that focus on developing the whole child - physical, mental, and emotional - and equip students with the essential life skills they need to break the cycle of poverty. Our unique curriculum weaves in activities like goal-setting, mindfulness and meditation, positive self-talk, and others that help students build confidence.

For every student enrolled in an afterschool program in New York City, there are two students left desiring programming. That makes 1.2 million students in NYC alone who would like to participate afterschool, but don’t have access. 

Lack of afterschool programming is an issue that disproportionately affects low-income areas. Addressing this issue can bring us that much closer to closing the achievement gap and breaking the cycle of poverty. This is where DMF Youth comes in.

We depend on individual donors to keep DMF Youth programs free for deserving students. Please join us in building a happier, healthier, and more equal NYC! 

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DMF Youth is a 501c3 non-profit that provides FREE afterschool and summer programs to youth attending Title 1 schools and youth living in homeless shelters. Our programs blend motivational dance education with a life skill development curriculum, helping underserved students build self-esteem, confidence, and grit. 

Our mission is to create safe, nurturing learning environments that focus on developing the whole child - physical, mental, and emotional - and equip students with the essential life skills they need to break the cycle of poverty. Our unique curriculum weaves in activities like goal-setting, mindfulness and meditation, positive self-talk, and others that help students build confidence.

For every student enrolled in an afterschool program in New York City, there are two students left desiring programming. That makes 1.2 million students in NYC alone who would like to participate afterschool, but don’t have access. 

Lack of afterschool programming is an issue that disproportionately affects low-income areas. Addressing this issue can bring us that much closer to closing the achievement gap and breaking the cycle of poverty. This is where DMF Youth comes in.

We depend on individual donors to keep DMF Youth programs free for deserving students. Please join us in building a happier, healthier, and more equal NYC!