Katarina Smith
Katarina Smith's Fundraiser

Help Me Build Confidence in the Hearts of Guatemala's Youth Through Dance Education

Join me and help create a safe space where Guatemalan students can express themselves through dance eduction!

$2,505 towards $7,000

Join me in supporting real change. Your support will sustain my ability to teach dance to disadvantaged youth in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala for 3 weeks!

During my time in Quetzaltenango I will work to empower students through dance education. Dancing has provided a safe space for me to express myself and explore my passions through the power of movement. I would like to create a safe environment for susceptible youth to build their confidence and express themselves within the organizations that I plan to work with.

I am very excited to also be working with Cuerpo de Baile, a local ballet company, that gives back to their community through performance and by leading dance workshops. I will be working to provide comprehensive technique training as well as introduce the company to more styles of dance. Through this, the dancers at Cuerpo de Baile will be equipped to share what they have learned with communities even after my time in Quetzaltenango has come to an end.

Teaching dance to vulnerable youth is important because dance is a creative outlet that can open many opportunities. Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for my Capstone Project with JUNTOS COLLECTIVE INC.