Local businesses lend their support through providing venues for the participants to display their work and talents. These businesses also offer financial and in kind contributions to the organization. Local leaders who lend their time to show up to events also support the organization. The organization goes beyond
appeal only for students, but it involves parents, local leaders, civil servants and neighborhood businesses as well.
Some intangibles are the semi-annual feasts that the organization hosts at each school. The goal of each extravaganza is to showcase the student’s hard work. The students in the Drum Line perform a number of trail blazing routines, while the students in the dance classes reflect their varying dance movements and styles. During theses activities, local leaders come out and enjoy the fun and games with the students, parents and school administrators on an informal level.
The students also participate in outside activities like Kidz Day provided by local executive Marcus Davis, at the Breakfast Klub, hosted monthly. This year the students were able to perform in the Annual Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo. Research shows that parents become less involved with their child’s education post primary school. Yancy bridges this disconnect by keeping the parents involved all the way through secondary education. Our parents transport their children to and from activities when they are able to, as well as provide a cheering section for the students when they are performing, or displaying their work.
The organization will continue to fund raise with raffles and other fundraising methods such as planning major fundraising events like Golf Tournaments. The organization will continue to press forward in youth services. Yancy will carry on its collaboration with local businesses and other public supported organizations and other persons having like interests and goals. Yancy will also move forward in securing facilities in which to service displaced youths.
A vast Board of Directors including an attorney, CPA, Journalist, teachers, and entrepreneurs have dutifully supported the organization. – less