Thursday, October 22, 2009
In the meantime, we would love to hear from you: What do YOU want to see in an event series?
Thanks for sticking with us. This time off has been a good thing. We will be back bigger and better from here on out.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Dance4Life is a dynamic international initiative, which inspires, motivates, and unites young people. It gives youth around the world a powerful voice in the response to the growing global HIV and AIDS pandemic and the stigma and taboos that surround them. Half of all new HIV infections are among youth, 25 years of age and younger. Dance4Life informs, mobilizes, and unifies young people through dance, music, and peer education to become active catalysts and “Agents of Change” in the effort to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Dance4Life USA is a program of Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW), an international, youth-led development agency that trains peer educators to work in rural communities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Dance4Life USA is working in partnership with Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) and RedZebra U.S. to target 10 Washington, DC public schools and at least 5,000 students this fall to become active Agents of Change and empower them to address and prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS in their communities.
The Heart Connection Tour (HCT) is at the center of the Dance4Life schools program. The Tour engages peer volunteers to reach out to schools and give young people the knowledge necessary to protect themselves, as well as the motivation to inform their peers and take action in response to today’s global HIV pandemic. The team of dancers, musicians, and peer educators teach students the international Dance4Life drill, share their personal experiences with HIV and AIDS, and inspire students through an interactive and engaging 90-minute presentation.
Dance4Life USA is looking for volunteer dancers, drummers, musicians, peer educators, and/or experienced youth leaders willing to join us in creating the 2008 Pilot Heart Connection Tour program, based in Washington, DC. HCT members should be from the DC area, or willing to provide their own transportation and accommodations and should be between the ages of 16-30. Team members receive a $50 per day stipend and must be available for the full five-day training (October 13-17th, 2008) and for at least one week of the Tour (October 20-24th and/or 27th-30th, 2008). HCT members should be outgoing, motivated, responsible, and interested in empowering and working interactively with young people.
All applications can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to:
Fax: 202.408.1429 attn: Emily Arden
Mail: 1413 K St NW 5th Floor Washington, DC 20005 attn: Emily Arden
All applications must be received by Friday August 22, 2008.
All applicants will be contacted via email or phone by Monday September 1, 2008.