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UPCOMING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES
  1. The Next Step: African American Dance Showcase
    AUG 26th
    The Next Step: African American Dance Showcase
    Please join us for a celebration of culture as we feature exhibitions in dance. Groups across the Charlotte area will highlight African American dance styles like hip hop, breakdancing, and stepping. We will also be treated to native cultural dances from east to west Africa. Dancers are encouraged to contact us about participating. Go to the Events page for more details.
  2. Cultural Exchange Program
    AUG 2017
    Cultural Exchange Program
    The AYI Cultural Exchange Program seeks to empower future leaders from Kenya and the United States. We create a platform for youths to share in cultural exchange by joining efforts between the future global-minded leaders of Kenya and the future global-minded leaders of the USA. Building these bridges offers new opportunities for cultural exchange and learning methods for its promotion.
  3. First Annual Golf Tournament
    OCT 2017
    First Annual Golf Tournament
    Please join us for a great day of golf, games, drinks, auctions and dinner as we play to raise funds to help underprivileged children throughout the world.
  4. African Showcase
    DEC 2017
    African Showcase
    Our African Showcase highlights the ways that AYI is using the arts to give voice to youth who may otherwise become silent when facing uncertainties.