Capoeira: a powerful tool for empowering youth and creating social change

Ginga Arts uses Capoeira as a tool for social change because of its dynamic and diverse qualities. Capoeira is equal parts martial art, dance, and song. Students in our program engage in rigorous physical activity promoting healthy development and building strong muscles and hearts. Beyond a work-out Capoeira also gives children an opportunity to develop social skills. They must be adept at taking turns and non-verbal communication in order to successfully navigate a Capoeira game. Learning all these skills takes place in the safe and positive environment maintained by our world-class Capoeira instructor Mestre Batata. Mestre Batata has successfully mentored at-risk youth through Capoeira for over 15 years. Capoeria’s origins tell a powerful story that makes it a natural symbol for those who need to be lifted up.

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In addition to grants and volunteer support, your cash contributions are critical to the continued success, impact and delivery of our programs. Twenty dollars won't fund an entire after-school program, but it will help provide healthy snacks (fruit, water, etc.) to kids who have just finished a Capoeira class. This is just one small example of how your donations make a difference.

With our new recurring donation option, you may now become a sustaining member and make a true ongoing impact in the lives of local, Los Angeles youth. A gift of $180 or $15/month provides a child with a full year of Capoeira classes every week, and a uniform. Your gift in any amount is greatly appreciated.

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