Wednesday, September 23, 2015
PACIFIC SUN -- Twenty-seven-year-old Rayiesha Breaux started hip-hop dancing with Performing Stars when she was six, and kept it up until she was ready for Tam High School. “It helped me develop confidence and stage presence,” she says, “and to take a leadership role in high school.” Breaux graduated from San Francisco State in political science. Next step: Law school. “Right now I have my paralegal certificate,” she says, “so it’s a start.” Breaux is just one example of the kids who have thrived because of Performing Stars. “Teachers throughout the county have told us how delighted they are to see positive behavior changes in Performing Stars students,” says Anne Rogers, who, as executive director of Marin Food Bank, helped in the development of the group.