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Davis Performing Arts Center

Our Mission

Davis Performing Arts, a non-profit organization mission is dedicated to providing college access and college persistence services though the enhancement of education and empowerment in the improvement of the quality of life for economically disadvantaged students.

Davis Performing Arts Center (DPA) is a non profit 501(c) 3 organization in the greater Jacksonville and Daytona Beach areas providing access, service and exposure to college.  DPA focus primarily on middle school youths. It is projected that within three years, 50% of the system's students will be in middle school. This age group is particularly vulnerable and problematic and a perfect time for mentoring to be effective. Access and service is needed in order to facilitate these young ladies transition to college and make the process exciting and rewarding. We believe entry to higher education is the right of every young female. By providing the tools at this crucial time in their transitions, these young ladies will be able to enter into and complete college.  With the combination of these elements they will become productive citizens with the ability to afford the opportunity of making contributions back to the growth of programs and communities in years to come. 

Our   Mentors:
  • ​Mary Davis-Johnson
  • Earlene Downs

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​​"There is nothing between you and your dreams, but time."