Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club
Best Darn Club in the World
The Good Foot Arts Collective
Today, Louie Praseuth will share the story of The Good Foot Arts Collective, whose mission is Youth Violence Prevention through Arts Education. Their Vision is to see youth EQUIPPED to end violence before it begins, EXPRESSIVE in the arts through transformative movement and artistic mediums, EMPOWERED to reach their full potential through mentorship and EDUCATED to advocate in their community. Learn more at https://www.thegoodfootarts.org/
Louie Praseuth is a community and youth leader and has been serving in the field of community development, youth and arts ministry for 20 years. Social, spiritual, artistic and personal identity development are some of his passions. He has experience in quantifying positive youth outcomes as a former staff with School's Out Washington and has strong formal education and after school time partnerships. Prior to professional development, Louie was a full-time international performer, choreographer and has competed in high level Breaking competitions worldwide and has worked with artists such as Salt N Pepa, Talib Kweli, and has featured in commercials like Subaru, T-Mobile and Sony. He choreographed a remix video for David Bowie's, Let's Dance which made #1 on the dance charts upon release. Louie co-founded the youth, community and arts organization, The Good Foot Arts Collective in 2005, with his wife May Praseuth, that exists to provide safe space for youth to develop artistic expression for future leadership. He currently continues this work with a specific focus on addressing youth violence within local school and community settings.