In Santa Barbara, 1,800 youth are considered at-risk to join a gang, and the average age of gang entry is 14. Around the country, 40 million children do not have safe activities to or a supervised place to go to after school. Furthermore, 17% of 12-19 year olds in the U.S. are considered obese. Low self-esteem exacerbates many problems that youth face and makes them particularly vulnerable to peer pressure. Everybody Dance Now! provides free, consistent dance programs after school where youth can express themselves, be surrounded by friends and positive role models, have positive alternatives to negative behaviors, and thrive.