Dance Marathon (DM) is sponsored by the student groups R Philanthropic Culture and The Student Alumni Association and takes inspiration from philanthropic initiatives at other universities throughout the country. Dance Marathon is a six-hour celebration that brings UC Riverside students, staff, faculty, and entertainers together in order to raise funding and awareness for the Guardian Scholars Program which provides the gift of education to former foster youth. Since 2012, Dance Marathon has raised over $140,000 for students at UC Riverside.
DM 2016 details:
Date: February 20
Time: 6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Location: Aberdeen-Inverness Residential Restaurant
The Guardian Scholars program at UC Riverside has been supporting students since 2008. This program provides a network of resources to students who are “aging out” or “emancipating” from the foster care system to facilitate their successful pursuit of higher education. It draws on the resources, strength and support of the UCR community to provide scholars with a comprehensive college experience and the opportunity to explore and realize their full potential.
To support Dance Marathon and the UCR Guardian Scholars Program, please donate at the fundraising page on Crowdrise.