Yoga: Tucson, AZ
Yoga for Youth, established by Nancy Guitierez and Lori Huggins, teaches kids all over Tucson the practice of yoga and meditation in order to empower, inspire, know and love themselves more deeply and be proud of who they are. Reaching over 100 kids per week, students make connections between yoga and everyday life that encourages them to be confident and a positive influence in his/her community.
Tap Dance: Minneapolis, MN
Cathy provides a unique dance outreach experience in an urban setting, to hundreds of students. In addition to curricular work, students also have the opportunity to participate in the morning tap ensemble and perform at local performance venues. Cathy brings a wealth of energy, knowledge and excitement resulting in students walking away with a high quality tap dance experience that many others aren't able to access.
Zumba: Minneapolis, MN
Thanks to Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub's Beer4Life raffle and our annual Zumbathons, the ABCF was able to donate funds for an after-school Zumba instructor (Marija Nicholson) at Andersen United Community School.
The Zumba program is offered to students in kindergarten and 1st grade, twice per week as part of the Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education after-school program. This program provides an outlet for students to creatively release some of their pent-up energy after being in school all day!
Mural: Flagstaff, AZ
With proceeds from our recent Yoga Rave in Arizona, the ABCF was able to contribute to a special project for the STAR School, located near the Navajo Nation. Baje Whitehorne, Sr., a world-renowned artist, was hired to teach the students how to sketch, prepare and paint a mural that represents the STAR School's unique history and mission.
Here is a list of programs we have helped fund within the past year and a summary of what is going on behind the scenes.
All of our proceeds raised within your state, stay in your state! This way local donors have the opportunity to see the benefits of their generosity.
We are currently only able to fund programs in MN and AZ.