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Beats Books & Hooks Summer Program

Beats Books & Hooks Summer Program

Enjoy a unique summer music and education program that strengthens academic performance using music as a basis for engagement. This program is designed for students entering grades 8 through 12. Students will have the opportunity to: PROGRAM DATES – Wise High School Week 1 – June 19-23, 2018 Week 2 – June 26- 30, 2018 • […]

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Summer Music Technology Program

Summer Music Technology Program

FAME Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education PRESENTS SUMMER MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Applications are open for FAME’s Summer Music Technology Program, at the beautiful, state-of-the-art and friendly atmosphere of our partner the University of Maryland College Park School of Music, 2110 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. This no-cost program is designed for Prince […]

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Tis The Season

Tis The Season

  Get Your Tickets Now! TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED!   Or if you like to Donate FAME relies on private support to fund and maintain its music and education programs. There are several options for you to help us keep the music playing in the hearts of our youth.   To submit your contribution by […]

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Washington Informer Celebrates Local Influencers

Washington Informer Celebrates Local Influencers

D. Kevin McNeir | 10/29/2014, 3 p.m.   Everyone loves a party especially when they hold the coveted position as the guest of honor. And to pay tribute to the contributions of leaders from the community, The Washington Informer recently hosted a 50th anniversary reception that allowed participants to reflect on the newspaper’s 50 years […]

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Music therapy improves self esteem, eases depression in kids and teens

Music therapy improves self esteem, eases depression in kids and teens

By Rhodi Lee, Tech Times | October 26, 12:56 AM Growing up can be tough for some kids but findings of a new research suggest that parents whose children suffer from depression and behavioral problems can turn to music therapy as this may help troubled kids and teens. For the new study spanning a three year […]

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Bowie nonprofit celebrates a decade of FAME

Bowie nonprofit celebrates a decade of FAME

More than one thousand youths have taken part in organization’s activities By Emilie Eastman Staff Writer Bowie resident Toni Lewis’ music and education nonprofit started as a single scholarship donation in the amount of $1,500 to Prince George’s Community College in 2004. Ten years later, the Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education impacts […]

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Youth Learn Rubrics of Music Production

Youth Learn Rubrics of Music Production

FAME Camp Provides Tools to Make Dreams Come True By D. Kevin McNeir Summertime has traditionally allowed children to sleep in late, play all of their favorite video games and, if they’re lucky, take a road trip to visit relatives that they only see once a year. However, for a small group of determined youth, […]

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This Week on Our World: Grammy Winner John Legend Fights to Educate Our Kids

This Week on Our World: Grammy Winner John Legend Fights to Educate Our Kids

Also: the state of our education system and an after-school program out to save at-risk youth   This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with Grammy Award-winning singer and philanthropist John Legend, who talks about what it took for him to make it in the music industry and his battle to improve access […]

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FAME camp helps teens fulfill musical dreams

FAME camp helps teens fulfill musical dreams

BY HAMIL R. HARRIS June 27 During the FAME camp, students got the chance to put music to their poems and other lyrics. (Hamil Harris/The Washington Post) Even though her mom lives in Wisconsin and her father is in prison, 16-year-old Imani Robinson easily filled a rehearsal room at Bowie State University with joyful sounds of […]

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RARE End of the Year Ceremony

RARE End of the Year Ceremony

Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria (CCNA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  held its end of year ceremony on May 29th for its academic program “Reach and Rise for Excellence” (RARE) for Middle School Students.  Congratulations to CCNA and its student.    FAME is proud to be an annual supporter.

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High School Graduation Rate Hits Record High

TIME:  April 28, 2014 New reports by the National Center for Education Statistics and America’s Promise Alliance find the graduation rate, now at 81 percent, is on the rise amid the closings of so-called dropout factories and could hit 90 percent before the end of the decade The U.S. high school graduation rate has reached […]

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REPORT: 4 IN 5 US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADUATE

REPORT: 4 IN 5 US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADUATE

AP: Apr. 28, 2014 – By KIMBERLY HEFLING   WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma. Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. Their report, based on Education […]