We believe girls are future leaders in their schools, communities and San Francisco. To see families and communities transformed, we must invest in, equip and mobilize the next generation. With over 3,000 children growing up in San Francisco's Tenderloin, we are creating space for girls to encounter the love of Christ, discover their voices and be empowered to walk boldly in who they are created to be.
Through the discipline and art of dance, girls learn healthy body awareness, self esteem and leadership skills, equipping them to triumph over the challenges of growing up in the inner city. Through times of prayer and devotion, rhythms of grace and reflection lead to encounters with God where identity and value are realized.
We have three dance semesters throughout the year and during this time we teach multiple genres of dance, ending the fall and spring semesters with a dance recital. Our girls generally range between the ages of 5-14 and have been working with us for more than three years. Through dance, these girls have an opportunity to build community, develop greater self-esteem and cultivate a love for the arts.
Creativity in Community
BJM is always looking for creative ways to engage the girls of our community. We have new dance and art workshops quarterly, adapting our ministries to the desire of the families in hopes of expanding and enriching girls' perceptions of creativity. Through long term relationship, we have established a safe space for girls to try new ways to express themselves and encounter true freedom in Christ and community.