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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:                                                                              Calendar of  Events  ( Meetings on the second Saturday of each month)
  • ​Mary Davis-Johnson                                               2017      April:            Introduction " Look at your self in the mirror:
  • Earlene Downs                                                                      May:             Getting to know myself                                                                                                                                                                      June:             Business tour - Angel and Phelps                                                                                                                                                       July:              College Tour- Florida State University/ FAMU                                                                                                                              August:         College Tour- Valencia Community College                                                                                                                                    September:    Guest Speaker -Kevin Beckham" There is no I in peer pressure"                                                                                                   October:        Panel discussion Bethune Cookman College                                                                                                                                    November:    Guest Speaker -Tina Carlyle-Spending time with the elderly                                                                                                          December:    Feeding the homeless                                                                                                                                                           2018  January:         Guest SGuest Speaker "Cycily Thomas: Sky Blieu Technology
                                                                                                                        Economics Class #1peaker - Cycily Thomas  "Sky Blieu                                                                                                                February:      Economics Program  Class #2  - Daytona Beach                                                                                                                               March:         Economics ProgramEconomics Program Class #4 Resume                                                                                                                              building-   Daytona Beach Class #3 -                                                                                                 April:            Economics Program Class #5 -                                                                                                                                                           May :          Economics Program Class #6 -                                                                                                                                                         June:             Economics Program Class #7 -                                                                                                                                                        July- Aug:      Economics Program Class #8 - Summer Internship                                         
 




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