Groove With Me, Inc. is a youth development organization using free dance classes and performance opportunities as a tool to instill in young women the leadership, pride, spirit of cooperation, creativity, joy and discipline needed to confront the adversity in their daily lives and throughout their future development. The program seeks to decrease teen pregnancy, truancy, crime, violence, prostitution, substance abuse and gang related activity by nurturing youth, building self-confidence, offering positive choices, and providing a safe place to go.
In August 2002 Meredith Sherman came on staff as Program Director. Through her efforts Groove With Me, Inc. is able to maintain 275 students, 33 classes a week and 40 volunteer teachers.
Groove With Me is driven by volunteers who donate at least one hour each week, 48 weeks out of the year.
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In 2010, 2011 and 2012, 100% of Groove With Me seniors graduated from High School.
|PASEsetter Award - April, 2008|
|Maybelline Empowerment Through Education Award - Nov., 2007|
|Snapple's Best People In NYC Award - July, 2007|
|Harlequin More Than Words Award - 2005 >>>>>>>>>>|
|Glamour Best of You Award - 2002|
|Montblanc International Arts Patronage Award - May, 2000|
|Montblanc de la Culture Patron of the Arts Award - May, 2000|
|Eckerd Salute to Women – August, 2000|
|Ford Blue Oval Commitment to Kids Award - 2000||Click to watch video|
|RCN Cool Classics Award - 2000|