Founded by Alvin Ailey and the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey in 1989, AileyCamp targets students with academic, social and domestic challenges—criteria that often determine a child's risk of dropping out of school—but also welcomes students who have little opportunity to develop their artistic interests. An important aspect of the program's success is in providing positive adult and peer role models, and giving campers an invaluable opportunity to explore their creativity, learn to master their bodies, and strengthen their respect for themselves and others within a supportive framework that gives them an important foundation for the future.

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AileyCamp New York Celebrates its 25th Year as Part of National Program that Inspires and Educates Young Students through Dance and Personal Development

(New York, NY) June 25, 2015 – Since its inaugural summer in 1991, AileyCamp New York has been using the art of dance as a means to stretch the minds, bodies, and spirits of young students in Washington Heights. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, AileyCamp New York, is one of the eight AileyCamps across the country helping young people reach their full potential.

AileyCamp Enriches Inner-City Youth This Summer In 9 Cities Nationwide Including The Launch Of The First Ever AileyCamp Baltimore

AileyCamp, the innovative full-scholarship day camp will provide life-changing and meaningful experiences to students in nine cities across the United States and welcomes the first ever AileyCamp in Baltimore, Maryland thanks to the support of Towson University. This inspiring program uses the art of dance as a means to stretch the mind, body, and spirit of approximately 900 inner-city students this summer.

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New York Amsterdam News - Former AileyCamper, Now Ailey Member Solomon Dumas Affirms Program's Value

Thursday, Aug. 11, more than 100 youngsters will take the stage at Hostos Center for Arts & Culture for a festive performance that caps their six-week summer at CAS/AileyCamp New York. They will showcase skills nurtured by the innovative program that combines dance and classes in creative communication and personal development to give kids ages 11 to 14 tools that help them reach their full potential by encouraging self-awareness, self-esteem and discipline.