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YV Scholars attend White House student workshop on the history of gospel music

April 15, 2015

This week participants in our YV Scholars program were invited to our nation’s capital to participate in a special event at the White House.

The young people attended a workshop on the history of gospel music, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and presented by The GRAMMY Museum.

Our young people joined with other students from around the country to hear from music superstars Lyle Lovett, Michelle Williams, Rhiannon Giddens and others.

While in D.C., the young adults also took in some sightseeing and met with members of Congress to discuss YVLifeSet, the Youth Villages program for foster youth aging out of state custody.

The workshop was streamed live through and is available to watch on Youtube.

Below are some photos from the workshop provided by Getty images.

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Last year, another group of our young people attended a ‘Women of Soul’ workshop, where they heard from entertainers Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Janelle Monáe.

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