Erinn Cain of the Messenger Post ran a thoughtful, inspiring story on Bush Mango and its Youth Project in the April 4th issue of the Henrietta Post. Here’s an excerpt and a link to the full story http://www.henriettapost.com/feature/x481350355/Bush-Mango-Youth-Project-teaches-dance-drum-and-life-skills:
There’s much more to the Youth Project at Bush Mango Drum and Dance than dance steps and drum beats. It’s about giving kids the skills they need to succeed, said Colleen Hendrick, executive director of Bush Mango, located in Rochester.
The program, in its 21st year, teaches West African drumming and dancing to area youth ages five to 18.
“Students enrolled in our programming learn so much more than drum and dance,” said Hendrick, founder of the program. “They learn and develop essential life skills and traits, such as discipline, teamwork, confidence and joy — all of which will help propel them into their futures.”