​Founded in 1994 by Artistic Director Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, OrigiNation is a non-profit organization that produces innovative and dynamic performing arts programs which motivate, challenge, and inspire youth to be the best they can be. We offer quality dance, theater arts, and African history education. Special emphasis is placed on teaching young people the importance of self-respect, health, nutrition, education, self-esteem, and the extent of African influences on various contemporary art forms. While our programs are open to all youth, we focus our efforts on providing services to young people from Boston’s underserved neighborhoods, which include Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.