The 2014 summer Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Program is poised to be the best one yet! This year we have joined forces with Youth UpRising(YU). Located in the heart of East Oakland, YU is a neighborhood hub offering young people services and programs to increase the physical and mental well being, community connection, educational attainment, and career achievement among youth members. Youth UpRising envisions a healthy and economically robust East Oakland powered by the leadership of youth and young adults as well as improvements in systems and environments that impact them. After conducting a half day workshop at YU in 2013, participants wanted more. So stay tuned as this partnership grows!