Misty Copeland–the first Black principal dancer of ABT, in case y’all forgot–surprised some lucky boys and girls at the Suncor Boys & Girls Club this week. She was there for a tour of the soon-to-be opened Commerce City, Colorado facility.
According to The Denver Post, the club boasts a tech lab, teen room, art center and kitchen where kids can cook meals.
“The Boys and Girls Clubs are giving so many children an opportunity to dream bigger than what their communities may offer for them or what their family situations may be,” Misty says. ” I’m definitely proof of that.”
Misty started dancing at her hometown Boys & Girls Club at 13.
Now she’s watching 12 and-13-year-olds dance in front of her, CBS reports. The iconic dancer rounded out the visit by putting a personal note to future club members into a time capsule.
Always a class act.