BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -
These are the faces and voices of the leaders of tomorrow.
It's a non-profit, faith based group based in Boynton Beach, where youngsters and teenagers between the ages of 6 and18 gather every week to practice singing, dancing, and sign language.
"Sometimes I run from my house to come here," said Jyvens Amilcar.
That's Jyvens Amilcar. He's been part of the program since it first started in March.
"Its like a second home to me," said Jyvens Amilcar.
A second home to him and other at risk students from as far south as Miami-Dade county.
It started last spring with 6 kids . And has grown to 30 strong, enough to pack the living room of group's director Patsy Neal.
"It's really made an impact on these kids lives," said Patsy Neal.
Neal is the founder of the group. She says it's filled with students like Jyvens, who wasn't motivated in school and his grades were slipping, but since their involvement, they've changed their attitude.
"I'm hearing from their parents that they have made great improvements all around," said Neal.
She says the arts don't guarantee her students will stay out of trouble, but does give them less time to get in trouble.
I don't want it to stop, if this stops I will get bored really fast," said Jyvens Amilcar.
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