ADPA (The Association of Dance & Performing Arts) is a not for profit Social Enterprise dedicated to steering young people away from a life of drugs, alcohol and crime and into positive, recreational activity via granting them free entry into a diverse array of dance and performing arts classes and workshops.
A single £25 sponsorship fee will enable one of ADPA’s pre-qualified, referred candidates to enter into six week performing arts course. These courses are already proven to have a highly positive effect on students and can contribute enormously in changing their outlook and prospects.
Janice Percy, former Showbiz agent and ADPA co-founder and Trustee explained how and why this appeal is so valuable: “A serious lack of youth clubs and affordable recreational facilities for young people has long been considered a key issue and being at the core of so many problems in our society. That said, merely having ‘somewhere to go’ falls fiercely short of what’s really needed. In fact, according to a study by the IPPR, just hanging out at a club can have a detrimental impact on young peoples’ lives.
“What is needed and what is proven to work is direct participation in activities that are positive, enjoyable and healthy. ADPA in association with the MBM Academy is tackling this head-on with a fantastic array of educational activities, classes and workshops that hold appeal and that are actually attractive to young people.
“The children and youths we are helping are welcomed regardless of ability. Many are failing to achieve academically and for the first time in their life are they are able to excel in an area that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.”
Philip Barrett, Director of the Rochdale based MBM Academy is equally as passionate: “As with ADPA, the Academy is a community enterprise and also operates on a not for profit basis. We have formulated a groundbreaking programme designed to inspire, teach, unlock potential and create real jobs within the entertainments industry. This is a wonderful opportunity for those already in the business to gift a chance to a child that could prove life changing.”
If you can help in any way please contact Phil: 01706 524425 or Janice on: 0741 1234 698.
ADPA also offers a number of incentive packages for corporate sponsors, please call for information or visit: www.adpa.org.uk
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ADPA (The Association of Dance & Performing Arts) is a Social Enterprise dedicated to steering young people away from a life of: lethargy, despondency, alcohol, drugs and crime and to steer them into positive recreation via an appealing curriculum of performing arts.