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ValorArte parar Niñas y Niños end of the year presentation in Cd. Juarez

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 -- The end of year presentation by the children participating in the ValorArte para Niñas y Niños
Program will be held on Wednesday, June 11th at 5 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Paso del Norte Teatro in Cd. Juarez.

In partnership with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, FEMAP created the ValorArte para Niñas y Niños program in 2010. Under the guidance of international choreographer and educator Jacques D'Amboise, the ValorArte program uses dance to let children’s confidence soar. Young minds discover an artistic expression and academic discipline they didn’t know they had. The program enriches creative thinking, fortifies a sense of security and strengthens self-discipline while keeping 604 nine-year-olds physically active through 160 dance sessions. Participating children are in the fourth grade at five schools. These schools are in the most marginalized, gang-ridden areas of the municipality. The program is now made possible with a grant from Artemio and Angela De la Vega and the FEMAP Foundation.

“While others talk about transforming the future of Juarez, ValorArte is generating and nurturing the next generation of Juarenzes by providing access to positive role models, the arts, exercise, and even if it is for only a couple of hours a day, much happiness,” adds Anna Alemán, FEMAP Foundation Executive Director. “FEMAP is helping transform our region by nurturing the future generations of Juarenzes.”

FEMAP's Youth Programs reach more than 10,000 children and adolescents a year.