Dance for life is a program that is used to engage students in discussions of HIV prevention. Hip-Hop music is used as a vehicle for raising awareness among adolescents about HIV/AIDS.
Depsite national efforts targeted at educating the youth about the prevention of HIV infection and the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV/AIDS, the number of teens and adolescents who are sexually active remains high.
Project Director: Erica Jaques. Erica started dancing at the age of two, and was selected for competition teams in elementary school. She also studied hip-hop dance while living in NYC. She enjoys sharing her love of dance with children, teenagers, and adults. In her spare time she's involved with community theatre assisting behind the scenes. Erica is a licensed Cosmetologist and Barber.