As most New York teenagers gravitate toward rap or pop music, Vy Higginsen has made it her goal to keep the art of gospel music alive with the next generation. In doing so, she’s created a haven of learning and celebration that is making her singers better students and better citizens. The only challenge is making room for all of them. As the Gospel for Teens program has grown in popularity, the Mama Foundation for the Arts finds itself in need of a larger performance hall. Nationally syndicated radio personality Michael Baisden is leading that charge by kicking off the capital campaign to build a new home for the foundation. Baisden will serve as honorary judge for the annual Gospel for Teens audition at the Dempsey Theater on Oct. 1. He will also make a personal donation of $10K to start the drive.
Get more information at the Mama Foundation.