In 2017-18, Joy of Motion will be one of five organizations nationwide to implement Keshet Dance Company’s “M3” model (Movement + Mentorship = Metamorphosis), an evidence-based, three-phase program that fuses dance and academics and has dramatically reduced recidivism rates in New Mexico in the last 20 years. Youth in the Introductory level participate in an interactive arts integration program, which teaches (for example) geometrical concepts through body shapes and conflict-resolution through dance partnering. The Intermediate and Advanced levels are “highly customized to the students and the situations” and focus on treating each youth as a unique artist, rather than a “case file number.”