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FAMA Means:
Folklorico Arts Mentoring Amigos

Mentoring, Tutoring, and operating through Folklorico dance training of youth and children in 

Grand Prairie and Irving


FAMA brings Leadership and Mentoring Activities

Mexican cultural dance known as Folklorico is combined with

"Valores Familiaries"

(Family Values) workshops and lectures as part of another major activity of Life Skills programming.


FAMA (Fine Arts Mentoring Amigos)
Dance, Leadership, Mentoring, Intercultural Competences and Life Skills

MENTORING at FAMA means constructive feedback and advice while supporting enthusiasm and interest through performing Fine Arts and Mentoring framework. All of which falls within DCET's Youth Leadership programming which is intended to inspire students' positive interests and goals while helping them maintain school attendance and classroom.


Josie Flores,
 FAMA Program Director

Ms. Flores is a great role model for the FAMA students, the  youth participants acts as mentors to an older person (mentee). 

FAMA students have the opportunity to build skills in self-advocacy and conflict resolution including: music and dance activities requiring participants to work with both adult leaders and peers in planning, organizing, leading, and accounting for public presentation(s) of arts/cultural event(s); and Junior DCET Board participation.  FAMA inspires positive interests and goals and help students maintain school attendance and classroom performance.

Please Make it happen~
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FAMA Mission

To increase understanding among DCET’s program participants of the value of leadership and mentoring and how to interact successfully in a variety of social situations within their new environment


FAMA Donations

  • $15 Buys one Practice FAMA skirt for one student.

  • $45 Buys one pair of Folklorico Dancing Shoes for one student. 

  • $50 Buys  two FAMA T-shirts for two students.

  • $100 Provides school supplies for one child for a year.

  • $300 Buys a tablet for a class to incorporate early technology learning and in-class assessments.

  • $500 Buys 50 new children’s music CD’s for song time.


A unique win/win relationship: while parents and grandparents study literacy, FAMA children sing, dance and play musical instruments in an adjoining area. Through these activities, children and youth learn to process, analyze and respond to sensory information through performing movements in artistic expression while having a safe and positive environment while parents study. 

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