Maryland Youth Ballet ( has been successfully preparing young dancers for a career in the performing arts as well as providing classes to dancers of all ages and levels since 1971. MYB presents professional quality, yet accessible, award-winning ballet performances for the entire region. MYB has extended the reach and diversity of its ballet training by offering a program for physically-disabled children (Music & Motion), by establishing an outreach initiative (JumpStart) for disadvantaged children, and by awarding training scholarships.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:
• $25 outfits one JumpStart outreach student with their own leotard, tights and ballet shoes.
• $100 provides one scholarship student with a pair of pointe shoes.
• $2,000 provides a nine-month scholarship for one beginner dancer.