KIPP Empower Academy (KEA) recently held a talent show fundraiser to send 21 KEA first graders to Orlando, Fla., in August. These steppers and break-dancers, most of whom are 6 years old, are known as StepUP-BreakDOWN, and won a national competition to perform before 2,000 people at the KIPP School Summit, a gathering of the country’s leading thinkers on education reform, policy, and philanthropy.

KEA is part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of charter schools.

StepUP-BreakDOWN members include Brooklyn Alexander, Darren Amaya, Treasure Bernard, Fabian Boone, Jalen Childs, Myles Davies, Ciara Franklin, Sir Britain Freeman, Asha Sherman Garrett, Garren McCruter, Tyrell McDuffy, Ashandi Moten, Rayne Oliver, Lolade Oyenuga, Chajaia Pete, Sanai Pitts, Reign Redmond, Aaliya Robbins, Kyndall Stewart, Brooklyn Walker, Brook-Monae Westbrook, and Mya Woods.