Coalition for At-Risk-Restoring Youth


  

Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Program

Music Programs

Our Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Program helps CARRY youth to feel that they are very special, and incredibly unique superstars. This self-esteem building in turn enables CARRY youth to succeed in school, work and life.

Through our program, at-risk and foster children ages 5-10 are taught various styles of dancing, singing and acting. Kandra King teaches them every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Downtown Value Schools. The season culminates with a live performance by the CARRY musical theatre performers at the CARRY fundraising events and at the Downtown Value School Talent Show.

“Before I was part of the CARRY dancers, I felt like a chubby boy that would never belong. Now I know that I am special and that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to,” exclaims Dennis Gonzalez who has been in the program for two years.

“Before I was part of the CARRY dancers, I slumped over, avoiding other people at all costs because I didn’t like myself. Today, I feel like the Ugly Duck transformed into the Beautiful Swan. I want to dance forever!” shouts Giselle Mendez, who has now been in the program for one year.