The Nicavangelists' Street Tricking School
The Nicavangelists’ very first troupe member was a young man by the name of Aben, who was joined not too much later by one of his best friends, Beycker. Both of these fellas have travelled abroad with The Nicavangelists but have committed themselves to spending the next few years developing Nica talent in the Nicavangelists’ home turf, Managua. Hence, the Nica Kids Street Tricking School was born!
Both Beycker and Aben understand what it’s like to be a street kid. Each are fatherless and have had to fight for survival in their hostile world. Now they’ve progressed with their Tricking skills to a professional level, winning in Nicaragua’s premier Tricking event, “Truco Caos Maestro Reunión.” (Stunt Master Chaos Gathering). Tricking is an art form that has evolved over the centuries from African slaves, and incorporates both gymnastics and martial arts, as well as other movement genres.
Beycker and Aben have now directed and taught in the Nica Kids Street Tricking School for several years. They are committed to the dozens of youths who come along for classes and “open floor” each day. The children and teenagers who attend the Nica Kids Street Tricking School are youths from the streets of Managua. Caught up in a cycle of poverty, and with all the challenges and disappointments that come with their lives, the school is an outlet to experience joy, friendship, physical activity, the development of talents, nourishment and more.
The classes and activities provided are free for the youth from Nicaragua’s barrios. The motivation is pure and simple - to assist Nicaraguan youths in their quest to realise a bright future.
You can partner with The Nica Kids Street Tricking School to build a bright future by supporting participation in this program. Your monthly support will provide:
- gym equipment (trampolines, mats, etc)
- rent of our facility
- wages for staff
- food for hungry tummies
- shoes for our athletes, and more.
To partner on a monthly basis, please select an option below and then click on the “Sponsor The Nica kids Street Tricking School” button. You can pay via PayPal or a major credit card.
Option 1 - $10: provides food & shoes
Option 2 - $15: provides food, shoes & equipment
Option 3 - $20: provides food, shoes, equipment & rent
Option 4 - $25: provides, food, shoes, equipment, rent & wages
Nicaragua is the poorest Spanish speaking country in the world. In the last 100 years, Nicaragua has experienced devastating natural disasters, a 10 year civil war, dictatorships, communism, socialism, capitalism, and now a socio-political crisis which is crippling the country. Nicaraguan culture has been depleted. The Nicavangelists, at-risk youths from the streets of Managua, desire to showcase the beauty of Nicaragua through traditional Nicaraguan folkdance.
At The Nicavangelists’ development center, program participants receive food, housing, clothing, an education and the chance to develop skills in performance arts genres such as traditional Nicaraguan folkdance, Tricking, Breakdance, acting, and singing.
These incredibly gifted youths have a bright future and have the opportunity to travel abroad and share their hopes, talents, and culture with the world.
The Nicavangelists have two types of performances:
- A dance production focused on Miskito folkdance, which is infused with Tricking and Breakdance. Miskitos are an indigenous people group from the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. Tricking is an art form that has evolved over the centuries from African slaves, and incorporates both gymnastics and martial arts, as well as other movement genres. The production is completely choreographed by The Nicavangelists’ troupe members, with assistance from the director of Nicaragua’s premier Academy of Dance.
2. A street theatre production, which changes theme and plot annually. The production always focuses on current Nicaraguan cultural conditions in the context of a Biblical story. The core component of the production is Miskito folkance, and includes Tricking, Breakdance, Latino Ballroom-styled dance genres, Modern Dance, Drama and Song.
The Nicavangelists are young Nicaraguan men being trained to be proponents for change in a country desperately in need. The Nicavangelists’ troupe members learn to be mentors to new troupe members, working together to realise success.
You can partner with The Nicavangelists to build a bright future by supporting their participation in the program. Your monthly support will provide:
- education (primary/elementary, secondary and further education)
- travel expenses
To partner on a monthly basis, please select an option below and then click on the “Sponsor The Nicavangelists” button. You can pay via PayPal or a major credit card.
Option 1 - $30: provides food, clothing, & housing
Option 2 - $50: provides food, clothing, housing & education
Option 3 - $100: provides food, clothing, housing, education & travel expenses
Thank you for believing in the hearts and lives of young Nicaraguans! The Nicavangelists are sponsored by American non-profit, "Capital on the Edge." (Registration Number: 46-2416766 - Gifts from Americans are tax deductible)
Below are alternative methods of giving:
Checks (Tax deductible):
Please make your check out to “Capital on the Edge, Inc.” and write "Nicavangelists" on the memo line. Send checks to:
Capital on the Edge
C/- Shane Seaburg
142 Christina Drive
North Chili, NY, 14514
US Bank Account Details (Tax deductible):
1. Account Name: Capital on the Edge, Inc.
2. Bank: Bank of America
3. Routing Number: 021000322
4. Account Number: 483053340279
Australian Bank Account Details (Donations are not tax deductible):
1. Account Name: Jed Brien
2. Bank: St. George Bank
3. Address: Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Anketell St & Pitman St, Tuggeranong ACT 2900
4. BSB #: 112-908
5. Account Number: 068360563
Click on the "Donate" button to partner with a major credit card