One more highlight!! #LEGACY2018 was a celebration of dance and the arts. Did you know that research shows that kids who have access to the arts do better in SATs and math testing? There is a direct connection between dance and academic success. So when we invest in girls and dance we are investing in their brighter future.
At the gala we celebrated the girls in our dance programs, and then honored one of them with a courageous award. Katelyn,13, then spoke to our community with such strength and boldness. What a leader!!
@becausejusticematters is still looking for dance teachers and assistants for our dance program. Don’t be shy! Reach out and invest in the lives of these young leaders. 💗
When you make the commitment, it’s imperative you stay on point. Will there be times when there just isn’t enough time to prep “perfectly?” Of course, but using that as an excuse to rationalize eating like crap is a recipe for disaster, or to the many of you who grace the stage-last callouts. Know your go-to on the road spots to eat, and use them accordingly. Choose foods where you’re not depending on them to “get it right.” The on the go “a little butter and oil won’t hurt me” WILL hurt you. Stay consistent. If you’d like some advice on which supps to help you achieve your particular goal, feel free to DM. #trainharddemandthebest
One of the highlights at #LEGACY2018 was welcoming a representative from the mayors office, and being handed a certificate of honor from Mayor @londonbreed honoring the 10 years @becausejusticematters has served #sanfrancisco We love collaboration and look forward to many more years serving our city.
Absolutely LOVED our time with @eugenecho this morning. Post #LEGACY2018 gala we spent time as a staff celebrating, reflecting and savoring the sweetness of this season. Pastor Eugene taught, encouraged and did Q&A with our team and it was so incredibly refreshing and uplifting! Check out his book #overrated - it’s amazing!
Legacy was a huge success! More to come about that this week. 🙌 Meanwhile, the BJM staff took a moment this Saturday morning to celebrate/remember over brunch and enjoyed an encouraging word from @eugenecho - here’s to 10 more years! We are encouraged, full of vision, thankful for all of our wonderful partners, and expectant for what God is doing.
Tonight was incredible! I have so much to say but it’s late. For now I’ll just express how grateful I am for everyone who came out and supported @becausejusticematters. I am in awe of the community that stands with us to shine the light on women and girls in San Francisco. More tomorrow after a good, long sleep 💗 #LEGACY2018
Legacy is tomorrow! The prep and excitement are real. We are thrilled that this event is sold out and expectant for a wonderful celebration of the past 10 years and vision for the next 10 years!
BJM dance classes not only teach dance but are also a space where girls grow in leadership, confidence and courage. Through incredible teachers, dance costumes, recitals, personalized instruction, relationship, empowerment, and so much more a new movement of hope is bursting forth in the Tenderloin. And these young leaders are at the forefront!
Hello Monday! Tickets are sold out for Legacy but there are still ways to join us! We have a few volunteers spots available (link to sign up in bio) or you can join the waitlist (link to eventbrite in bio). •
Tickets for our Legacy 10th year anniversary celebration gala close at 4:30pm TODAY! From the beautiful @juliamorganballroom to key note speakers including @eugenecho & @ruthiekim to BJM dance performances, this is sure to be a celebration to remember!