Hip Hop Angels
Organization Sponsor: Halifax Regional Municipality, Recreation
Organization Partner: Halifax Regional Municipality
A Hip Hop group, the Dixon Little Women did a guest appearance at the Dartmouth North Community Center. There was such a response from the local community to have their own group that a group of girls and community volunteers got together, and, deciding that they wanted it to be girls only activity, planned the program., The Hip Hop Angels meet once a week and with the help of volunteer instructors, the program has been a great success. 31 girls in the program.
Active Halifax Community Fund provided cost of T-shirts for girls, girls fund raise themselves
plan to hold program as long as interest is there, will fund raise if the program needs additional resources
Improved girls' physical fitness levels, brought girls from different communities and different schools together, resulted in a community gathering from all areas for performances, pizza and pop donated.
none now, plan to use High Five evaluation tool
Interest of girls, no financial barrier, run by volunteers
Finding qualified volunteers
Began May 2004, continues to grow