10-year-old Baltimore girl starts her own charity and works to inspire city youth – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A 10-year-old girl from east Baltimore entered the National Miss Maryland Pageant where she was crowned Miss Maryland Junior Pre-Teen.
Sha’Miyae Hinton-Knight also enjoys dancing at gatherings. She even receives requests to dance in many churches, including hers, Nebo Christian Church.
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Her mother said she danced before she even walked.
At the age of four, she studied ballet, tap dance and jazz. No one is choreographing Sha’Miyae, however. Its movement is completely improvised.
Sha’Miyae also volunteers every Saturday morning to feed the homeless and has even started his own charity called Gifted Hearts. She uses the money she earns dancing to help children who have lost their parents to murder.
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Sha’Miyae attends the Baltimore International Academy where she is a fourth year French immersion student.
“When I’m older I want to go to Paris, meet new friends and be Miss Universe,” she said.
Sha’Miyae said she has a message for the youth of downtown Baltimore.
“I want to let the youth of the inner city know that if you work hard and think about it, your dreams can come true,” she said. “It doesn’t matter how young you are.”
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The national NAM competition will take place from 23 to 29 November. The family is trying to raise money to bring him there. They set up a GoFundMe page you can find here.