DollarBoyz brings hundreds of youths from the streets to the dance floor and beyond

From The Philadelphia Inquirer

On a typical weeknight, earsplitting beats and a pounding bass line would provoke the ire of next-door neighbors.

But the opposite held true for the sounds of the DollarBoyz dance practice blaring onto 29th Street near Susquehanna Avenue last week. The North Philadelphia residents who shared the 2200 block with the group welcomed the noise, stopping to check out the music and congratulate the dancers for "doing great things" for the community.

DollarBoyz and DollarGirlz is the brainchild of Tyree Dumas, a 22-year-old entrepreneur who has brought hundreds of area youths from the streets to the dance floor and beyond.


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