...providing programs to teen-aged girls in the inner city utilizing the

discipline of dance

...providing programs to teen-aged girls in the inner city utilizing the

discipline of dance

...providing programs to teen-aged girls in the inner city utilizing the

discipline of dance

Who We Are

In an effort to give back to their community, Top 20, Inc. was formed by female alumni of East Chicago, Indiana Washington High School who performed under the name of Top 20 from 1961 through 1977. During those years they performed at sporting events during half time, at concerts, and other special occasions such as dance seminars, parades and festivals to which the group was invited.

Far more important than the rigorous dance training provided, the founder of Top 20, Mildred M. Ball, instilled values and emphasized character to each of the Top 20 members. The life lessons acquired during their high school years have produced a group of strong women locally and throughout the country that are dedicated to helping others to succeed in life.

The organization will accomplish growth and development of teen-aged girls (Top 20 II) who reside and are enrolled in the East Chicago, Indiana public schools by:

  • Conducting dance workshops and seminars to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Creating programs that promote constructive choices, college preparedness, career readiness, and leadership development.
  • Providing counseling for educational scholarship opportunities and diverse career options.
  • Heightening a commitment to the community through service projects.
  • Advancing cultural enrichment to broaden awareness of local and global affairs.

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Top 20, Inc. News

Newsletter - August 2016
8/1/2016

Upcoming Events

Music Video by Concert Pianist Rada Neal, Former Top 20 Member