Laverne Mickens

Mrs. Mickens will lead “Speaking With Our Feet,” an action research project that will investigate the effects of and the need for dance integration and mentorship for at risk boys in high poverty urban school districts. This qualitative study will evaluate if participation in dance and mentorship can increase achievement in reading and math, boost self-esteem, and transform student behavior. Teaching artists and male mentors will enhance curriculum by integrating dance and social skills awareness.