So do activities like dancing, said Melody Dale, the director of the Melodic Movement Dance Team and a dance teacher at Kuumba Academy, a top performing charter school in Wilmington.
"They're out here being active, exercising," she said smiling. "This gives them something to do."
Her group, full of young girls, started as a praise dance intensive workshop and grew to a larger team that performs at parties and other local events often, she said.
Dale's hope is to teach children that they have the power to make a difference.
"I want them to know you have a voice, not only today but every day," she said. "It starts with you guys."
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