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 Seekers of Knowledge Inc.

 An All Girls Arts & Youth Development Organization

          "Identifying the power within our young ladies of the future"™

 

Academics & Safety Training, Educational & Fun Activities, Community Events & Parades

  

         KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

          Over the years Seekers of Knowledge has turned into not just

         an organization, but a unique family. Each member is cherished

        for their individual talents through which they are empowered

         by the mission of SOK.

 

News & Information

Welcome to our 2014/2015 Season of the Arts.

Our Arts program started on

Friday 9/19/2014- Last day for this season 6/13/2015

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___Happy Halloween __

 

A huge Thank You to our Mayor Menino R.I.P

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            2014/2015

New Coming to Boston

S.O.K Ultimate Dance Crew

 3rd  and final Auditions will be held for all companies on Friday

1/9/2015  6pm - 8pm ages 6-20 years old.

Location 435 Warren Street Former address of RoxComp Hlth Center

If you think you can dance

BRING IT!!!!!!!!!

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Company Names

 

 

   Beginners- Knowledge Feet

   Intermediate- S.O.K  Seekers of Knowledge

  Advance- D.W.K Dancers with Knowledge

  New and for the more experienced dancer-  

  Ultimate Dance Crew  U.D.C

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Seekers of Knowledge won 12 awards at this years

Spirit of Dance Awards Competition and are going

to the Nationals!!!!! Congrats Girls 

 


Seekers of Knowledge Dance Moms

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Mission of Seekers of Knowledge is to support the development of at risk girls ages 6-18 through the art of creative expression, academic support, and social/emotional development.We instill in each "Seeker" the importance of encouragement, understanding,team-building, respect, discipline, and community service.

 

 

History  The late Shirley Gaines established Seekers of Knowledge in Whiteville North Carolina in 1995. In 1998 the torch was passed  on to Mrs. Gaines's daughter Cynthia Gaines who later decided to bring the program to Boston Massachusetts; with the expansion of the participants and the programs growth,Seekers of Knowledge went from a program to a full non- profit organization operating four successful programs.Located in the Dorchester section of Boston, Seekers of Knowledge  have served over 850 girls from the Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hype Park, and Roslindale  communities .

     As members go through the programs,they are taught how to deal with issues relevant to body image,bullying, racism, and the importance of eating healthy. These girls not only learn the art of creative expression, but they also participate in weekly peer groups centered on social and personal development, self esteem, and health/hygiene.There is also a strong  community service component to the Seekers of Knowledge organization as we help young women engage in "giving back" through performance and mentoring.


 

                                DEVELOPMENT

    Seekers of Knowledge has developed into 3 main areas:

  1. Developing and empowering young ladies through the art of creative expression.
  2. Providing a safe environment for young ladies to grow socially, emotionally, and academically.
  3. Creating and performing unique, educational, and empowering productions.

                             Seekers of Knowledge provides:

  • Professional training in dance including; Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary,African, and Stepping techniques.
  • Artistic knowledge and expression through serveral avenues such as Journal Writing, public speaking, theatre, and arts & craft.
  • Performance opportunities for young  girls  to educate, entertain, and uplift the Boston community.
  • Knowledge in current issues facing young ladies from their communities through community service and education.
  • Academic support and social responsibility.
  • Cultural awarness through exchanges with national and international organizations.


WHAT ELSE ARE WE UP TO NOW?

SOCIAL IMPACT WE ARE MAKING IN OUR COMMUNITY

YOUTH ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF AMERICA'S EFFORT TO FIGHT RACISM.

WE  WANT  OUR CAMPAIGN  TO REACH  THOUSANDS OF YOUTH ACROSS

AMERICA TO RISE UP AND TAKE A STAND AGAINST BULLYING AND RACISM.

WE BELIEVE  LIKE  THE MEMBERS OF SEEKERS OF KNOWLEDGE ,  YOUTH HAVE

THE ENERGY,COMMITTMENT, AND CREATIVITY REQUIRED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

JOIN OUR SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST

RACISM AND BULLYING CAMPAIGN.

                                                    

   OUR ANTI-BULLYING & RACISM CAMPAIGN

JOIN US AS WE TAKE  SEEKER STEPS TO  MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD TO

STOP BULLYING AND RACISM  IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

WHEN A VICTIM OF A RACIST ACT OR SOMEONE WHO ARE BEING

BULLIED AND ARE AFFRAID TO USE HIS/ HER VOICE TO SHARE WHAT IS

GOING ON, SHE/HE CAN EXPRESS WHAT  IS GOING  ON THROUGH THE ARTS.

 

Please go to our Anti Bulling facebook page at

Seekers Says StoptheBullying

become our friend, join our  campaign, share your opinion

about Racism and Bullying.

 

 

 

 

 


 

                

 

 

 

             

 

  

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      Office Hours

 

        10am - 6pm

Monday -Saturday

Please leave us a message at any time and we will return your call.

617-698-2421 Office

 

617-698-2424 Fax

 

     201-539-3642

      Cell Phone

        E-mail

cre8tivityspeaks@aol.com

 

    

      Founder

    Cynthia Gaines

 

   

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   Our Partners

The ongoing work of Seekers of Knowledge Inc. could not be accomplished without its many sponsors and partners.We thank you all,

Our friends and supporters

Gap Dedham , Greenwood Memorial Church,Codman Square Health Center, The Boston Society of Vulcans, The Roxbury Community Service Center, Holland Community Center, Cleveland Community Center, Action for Community Development, Urban Dreams, Strong Women, Strong Girls, BNN Cable Access,  Health Works Fitness Center, Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center.Perkins Community Center, Big Sister of Greater Boston, Girls Scouts Leahy Holloran Community Center,Boston Centers for Youth and Families,