MindLeaps creates educational paths for the most vulnerable children in the world through a creative arts program that is built on data-driven metrics.
MindLeaps students and dance teachers present a virtual end-of-year dance performance. See dancers from Rwanda, Guinea, Mauritania, Uganda and North Macedonia, as well as members of MindLeaps’ International Artists’ Fund on Sunday, December 12 from 12:00pm – 12:45pm EST. Tickets online here.
Who We Are
MindLeaps is a not-for-profit organization staffed by dance instructors, educators, social workers, counselors and administrators, all dedicated to building a bridge to education and positive livelihoods through dance.
Why We Do It
We believe that changing mindsets and opening the door to education and employment can change the future for youths who might otherwise be abandoned to hopelessness or radicalization.
Misty Copeland and MindLeaps International Artists’ Fund
Ballet superstar Misty Copeland returned to Rwanda to help vulnerable girls and refugee children. She shared her story and continues to provide a voice for these youth through MindLeaps’ International Artists Fund.
“Building Our Bodies & Our Minds” in Mauritania
MindLeaps, in partnership with SOS Pairs Educateurs, enrolls 120 at-risk girls in MindLeaps dance program to improve mental health. They will receive essential meals and be supported to return to school. Thank you to Together Women Rise for making this possible. In 2021, MindLeaps expanded its work to further youth in Mauritania through the support of the U.S. Embassy in Mauritania.