African Queens Youth Performance Company

West African dance

African Queens Youth Performance Company has provided dance training, life skills training, and global travel experiences for over 150 girls, ages 8-18.  The organization’s mission is to empower girls to become productive and responsible members of their communities.  Through their participation in the African Queens, girls from underserved communities in Oakland are exposed to positive role models and opportunities to make healthy decisions about their future.

In 2011, through ACTA’s Traditional Arts Development Program, consultant Denise Pate worked with African Queens’ staff and board to create a fund development plan.