September 26, 2018
Written by MindLeaps
Misty Copeland is a strong advocate for providing education for disadvantaged youth and is dedicated to giving her time to work with and mentor young girls and boys. Misty brings her own story of struggle and success to some of the world’s poorest children – and those that love the same thing she does: dance. But her work in Africa goes beyond dance at MindLeaps. The organization draws vulnerable children to safe spaces in urban slums through free dance lessons centered around cognitive/behavioral improvement. As children demonstrate a commitment to personal change, they are enrolled in a range of other programs, including: digital literacy, academic catch up classes, nutrition support, sanitation services, and sexual & reproductive health workshops.