Michael Prosserman seems to have been born dancing.
He’s been into hip hop since he was 12. His respect for the benefits of dance and a deeply personal awareness of the community impact of mental illnesses fused in the creation of Unity Charity, which he began 10 years ago. Charity Intellingence has given Unity an A+ rating, and it operates with the support of individual patrons such as David Johnston and corporate sponsors such as Freedom 55 Financial.
Unity’s mission is to build resilience in youth aged 12 – 24 years through hip hop. A goal-driven organization with a span that crosses Canada, they now reach 41, 420 youths per year in 23 programs. The daily and weekly programs are free, providing 2 – 4 hours of instruction of new curriculum each week in under-serviced communities. While learning hip hop is the draw, improved psychological resilience is the outcome, as shown through pre and post program health survey results. The results have been impressive and Unity Charity intends to accomplish even more.