Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago are set to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on August 6, 2014 during the U.S. Africa Summit. To be specific, First lady Michelle Obama and former First lady Laura Bush are hosting a Spousal event during the Summit to focus on education. If you recall both women are big on helping youths. First lady Michelle Obama an Attorney health advocate and Laura Bush a teacher.
You undoubtedly saw Michelle Obama on television and You Tube talking about getting in to shape with exercise. Exercise and healthy eating helps kids perform better in school. First Lady Michelle Obama also created a garden on the grounds of the Whitehouse because of her serious devotion to improving the health of children and creating better students. What a great advantage it is for the Soul Children of Chicago to perform at this event that is well, about kids and how to help kids do better academically. Walt Whitman established the organization 30 years ago with the purpose of educating youths between the ages of seven and seventeen years of age. Walt Whitman, Jr, states his objectives for the organization as
EDUCATE THE MINDS,
ELEVATE THE SPIRITS AND
ILLUMINATE THE SOULS OF OUR YOUTH
Whitman states this is his goal of being a spark that assists in eliminating the death toll of youth in Chicago, America and the mounting pregnancies. The group Soul Children of Chicago gives the youths another opportunity to succeed. It has been described by many in the city of Chicago as a haven for youths. The principals of faith and love is shown to the youths and the structure through music allows the youth to feel safe and succeed. One such youth is all grown up and her name is Ebony Archer, a gospel singer, entrepreneur and former member of the Soul Children of Chicago. Ebony's song "Gotta believe in me" is featured in the movie "This can't be love" which will be released in 2015. You can see a trailer on Ebony's website.
Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago already have their events planned for next year. Follow the group, become a fan or ask how you can be a part of the group or helping the organization to reach more people on their website.
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