Groove With Me is a free dance school for 400 girls in East Harlem. Using the youth development model, we aim to prevent risk-taking behaviors and fuel bright futures.
For almost 25 years, Groove With Me has been a "home" and community to hundreds of families. We're heartbroken to have to stop dance classes during this time. East Harlem has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Positive test results in zip code 10035 in East Harlem are 17% greater than the city average. Our South Bronx zip codes have positive test rates as high as 20-30% greater than the city average.
Groove With Me continues to support our families by connecting them to resources, keeping the children busy with virtual classes and activities, celebrating our seniors as they get accepted to college, providing mental health & self-care inspirations projects, communicating with the families about their needs and how we can support them, and more.
We need your help to grow bigger. When shelter-in-place lifts, Groove With Me will expand programming. The parents need time to get back on their feet. The girls will desperately need to restore a sense of structure, community, developmental growth, connection, and DANCE.