OUR MISSION

We are young people connecting with our culture and community and helping to build social change through the performing arts. As young performing artists we seek to connect with our peers in communities at home and abroad to explore our common purposes, identities, and goals. In doing so we hope to build local and global relationships that help us to achieve social change in our communities and in our world.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Dancers are offered opportunities in diverse styles of dance that challenge their abilities, while inviting their own creative process to emerge. It is our commitment to recognize that each dancer brings his or her own unique artistic integrity to the organization. Our expectation is to provide a respectful environment where dancers are challenged to work hard and build character with commitment, passion, and joy.

OUR LEADERS

Taratibu Youth Association is an all volunteer organization, led by Director Arla Scott and Co-Director Naima Hylton. Taratibu Youth Association has a Board of Directors, dance instructors, as well as volunteers that help with communications and outreach, web and social media, transportation, and costumes.

Meet everyone at Taratibu Youth Association.


Taratibu Youth Association offers three programs that support our mission of connecting with our culture and community and helping to build positive social change through the performing arts.

Performing Arts Program

Through our Performing Arts Program, Taratibu Youth Association offers young people an opportunity to strive for creative excellence in dance.

Community Outreach Program

Through our Community Outreach Program, Taratibu Youth Association forges meaningful connections with the community on issues that are important to young people.

African Cultures Program

Through our African Cultures Program, Taratibu Youth Association offers young people an opportunity to experience, explore, and appreciate the arts and cultures of Africa.

Program Stats

100 +

Dancers Trained

250 +

Communities Served

52

Performances in 2012

460

Rehearsal hours in 2012
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