CHILDREN OF ONE PLANET INC
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
Location945 ALTA VISTA DRALTADENA, CA 91001 United States
The Mission Of Children Of One Planet Is To Inspire All To Be The Voice Of Innocent Children And To Protect Them Against Hunger And Violence.
Twenty three years ago May16, 1998. I saved a baby I found buried alive in a shallow grave on a trail in Altadena,CA. The County took custody of him, he was adopted, and his records were sealed. But I never lost hope we would meet again. May 16 2018 another miracle occurred: On his live radio show, Ryan Seacrest reunited me with Matthew Whitaker, the child I rescued, who has grown up into a wonderful young man.
Finding an abandoned baby inspired me, back in 2000, to create Children of One Planet, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to help orphaned children and child-related causes around the world. I believe that dance is the best way to break down societal barriers and bring children together. Dance makes children happy, gets them to exercise and helps them develop important social skills. Because of my experience when I found Matthew, I also want to use my dance programs to deliver age-appropriate information on the dangers of bullying, teen pregnancy, and human trafficking.