Community News – January 9, 2018 – What originally began as a passing thought in the mind of ACES dance teacher Sally Perez, turned into a beautiful and memorable day of giving for a wonderful group of young women. On November 17, 2017 Aventura City of Excellence School (ACES) held the first ever “Big Sisters of the Arts” dance donation event. Created by Sally Perez the vision and mission of “Big Sisters of the Arts” is to make a real-life connection between ACES dance students and other dance students throughout our community. The goal is not just to donate but to make a real connection and bond with other students who share a love of dance. ACES dance students were asked to donate new and gently used costumes in order to pass them on to “little sisters”. For several months Ms. Perez collected beautiful pieces from generous ACES students, while simultaneously looking for the perfect group to partner with. After a phone call with Brittany Kernohan, Director of Selah Academy in Hollywood, Fl. Ms. Perez knew she had found the perfect group to donate to and collaborate with. Mrs. Kernohan is the creator of Selah’s Song a program where “no student is ever turned away due to inability to pay”.