African Queens Youth Performance Company
West African dance
About the Organization
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.
Living Cultures Grant Program
The Company continued its long-time tradition of teaching children and adolescents, with the significant addition of African drum instruction.
Traditional Arts Development Program
The African Queens applied ACTA funding to have consultant Denise Pate work with African Queens’ staff and board to create a fund development plan.