SOURCE: The Mya Arts Foundation

September 01, 2007 09:48 ET

Grammy Award-Winning Artist and Actress Mya Presents the Mya Arts & Tech Foundation Summer Showcase Finale Tonight at the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts

The Event Will Be Held in Conjunction With Howard Road Academy and the 21st Century to Inspire and Provide Education in the Arts for Inner City Youth in the Washington, DC Area

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - September 1, 2007) -

WHO: Washingtonian, acclaimed actress and multi-platinum Grammy award-winning recording artist, Mya and The Mya Arts & Tech Foundation, Howard Road Academy, and 21st Century.

WHAT: Howard Road in conjunction with The Mya Arts & Tech Foundation and 21st Century Program will present "The Summer Showcase Finale" for youth in the DC community


The Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts
350 R Street, NW Washington, DC

WHEN: Saturday, September 1, 2007 (6:00pm - 8:00pm) Free to the Public

WHY: The Mya Arts Foundation (the "Foundation") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation chartered in April 27, 2005. The Foundation's primary purpose is to provide education in the arts for inner city and suburban youth (ages kindergarten through high school) throughout the metropolitan Washington D.C. area.

The Foundation is currently furthering its mission by providing sound engineering, dance and creative movement classes, and performances within the socio-economic area of Anacostia, located in Washington D.C. Through the Foundation, instructors not only offer performing arts education but also provide much-needed leadership and mentoring for the local youth community through Taratibu, step and precision, self esteem sessions and etiquette classes. The instructor corps is comprised of both compensated independent contractors and volunteers. The Foundation will hold instructional classes and performances every summer beginning July 2005. This is the Foundation's primary activity, and to date comprises 100% of its time and expenditures.

The Foundation plans to offer classes in other areas of arts education and expand its curricula over time to meet the needs of the youth community. These classes are likely to include but are not limited to the study of music, drama, videography, and speech communication. By fulfilling its mission and expanding to multiple fields of education, the Foundation hopes to enable the youth of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area to engage their personal creative energy and provide exposure, awareness and opportunity.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Clarke & Associates, LLC
    202-723-2200 or 240-476-9643
    Email Contact

    Event Info:
    Crystal Bozeman
    The Mya Arts & Tech Foundation