This May Move To Heal South Dakota is launching our first-annual Who do you move for? fundraising campaign!
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides arts-based movement and mindfulness classes and experiences, our who has always been the most important.
Research supports the fact that arts-based movement and mindfulness provides ongoing physical, emotional and spiritual health benefits and that is our why – now let us share more on who we are called to serve.
At the core of Move To Heal South Dakota, we move for children that have experienced ACEs. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events that can create dangerous levels of stress and can negatively impact the development of a child's brain and body.
In South Dakota, 21.3% youth have experienced one or more ACE and 20% have experienced two or more. Of these youth, 9.7% lived with anyone who was mentally ill, suicidal, or severely depressed, 26.3% had a parent or guardian who is divorced or separated, and 14.2% lived with anyone who had a problem with alcohol or drugs (National Survey of Children’s Health, 2019-2020).
We move for children to inspire hope, restore well-being, build resiliency, support a sense of belonging and empower self-healing.
We move for our community.
We move to heal the mind, body and spirit.
We are focused on infusing dance, yoga and the performing arts into after school programs reaching kids that have experienced ACEs through the development and launch of our 8-week Healing Arts Program. We believe that we can’t heal what we can’t feel and when you begin feeling, you begin healing. In our program, 6-12 year olds will experience what it feels like to feel safe in their bodies through grounding techniques, movement and arts expression as we use a trauma-sensitive approach through the entire 8-weeks we spend with them.
So, how can you get involved? 2 ways!
Support the May fundraiser online using #MoveToHealMay
Join the movement and let us know who you move for! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. With your permission, we will share your first name only and your response to the question: Who do you move for on our social platforms.
Support us financially.
Your financial support today will help us develop and launch our 8-week Healing Arts Program in Sioux Falls afterschool programs in Fall 2022. Take action today to help us reach our goal of $10,000 in May!
Make your donation online at https://www.movetohealsouthdakota.org/donate/ or by check at: Move To Heal SD 5916 W Valley View Ci, Sioux Falls, SD 57107.