Project Positive Gives Back In To Philly

A group of street performers in Philadelphia are giving back to their community in a very unique way.

Members of the group, called Project Positive, started out performing on the streets, but then took their talents to the SEPTA Broad Street Line.

From there, the group began to make a name for themselves, being recognized by both local subway riders and even tourists. The group says the responses from riders on the trains vary, but are generally positive.

From there, the performers decided to use their talents for more than just entertainment.

"We started out with just street performing, dancing on the streets, just to earn a couple bucks for myself, but then I wanted to really make an impact on my community," said Project Positive founder Damon Dinksworth-Holley.

Project Positive began using the money they earned from their performances to host dance clinics for children throughout Philadelphia.

The clinics are held throughout the week in various areas of the city, like Germantown and West Philadelphia. To make the clinics affordable for all to attend, costs are kept low.

Project Positive says their goal is to keep the children focused, passionate, and to keep them away from trouble on the street. These goals go along perfectly with their message: "always elevate."

And parents say that they are happy with the way Project Positive has impacted their children's lives.

Venessa Alexender of Philadelphia says that her child went "from getting C's to getting A's", proving that the influence from Project Positive has transformed her child's life both in and out of the classroom.

In addition to their dance clinics, the group performs at a variety of events, such as birthday parties.

In the long term, they hope to spread positivity to everyone within Philadelphia and beyond.

To find out more on Project Positive, follow them at @projectpositive.

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