And Life Skills!
The drill team is currently looking for highly motivated young men and young ladies ages 6-18 who are interested in joining our marching line and drum corps. Registration is open and awaiting your application. So, look no further, click the link below to complete the online application and someone will respond accordingly.
The New Generation Fancy Drill Team and Performance Arts Ensemble was established March 25, 2000, originally as an opportunity to provide a non-traditional recreational, physical fitness, educational, and cultural experience for public housing youth. On November 29, 2000, the drill team received its 501 (c)(3) and continued to broaden its scope of service by expanding citywide and providing service to inner city youth throughout the City of Chicago.
Participants have become “goodwill ambassadors” throughout their communities. Involvement in the drill team has provided them with a positive alternative to the negative lures of the streets and aspects of life that are unfortunately associated with public housing and inner-city youth. Many of the participants come from single-family households with little to no structure. The drill team has helped to provide them with more structure in their lives and instilled in each of them a sense of pride, responsibility, and life skills through physical and educational involvement.