UNCF An Evening of Stars ended on a high note. Grammy award winner Tye Tribbett performed his hit single "He Turned It" with a high voltage of contagious energy in which he is well known for. Celebrating the accomplishments of our youth and inspiring them through music has been a mainstay of UNCF's mission.
Nowadays, many youth are preoccupied with concerns of no food to eat, abuse, violence in their neighborhoods and lack of parental guidance or guardianship. Across the nation, there have been mass shootings of innocent children, abandonment, kidnappings and so many other horrific tragedies. What will it take to protect our youth and secure their future? Over the years, the UNCF have made it their priority to connect African American youth with the funds needed to attend college. Since 1944, the UNCF has provided thousands of youth with an education at 39 various universities across the nation including Clark University in Atlanta, Georgia and Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.
The UNCF An Evening of Stars have brought many R&B/Soul and Gospel artists together throughout the years to bring awareness and entertainment to their special event. There was no exception for this year's event. Jill Scott, Alice Smith, Ron Isley, Marsha Ambrosius and Grammy award winner Gospel artist Tye Tribbett all brought the house down. Tye Tribbett took the crowd from zero to 60 in a matter of seconds singing his hit single "He Turned It" from his latest album "Greater Than".
In the words of UNCF's motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in." Support our youth and encourage them to pursue their dreams. They are in need of love, guidance and finances to succeed. Be a blessing to a youth and donate to further their education.