If you're looking for a nice Feel Good Story to end your work week with then you've definitely come to the right spot because Today I'm going to tell you all about how the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation teamed up with Ford Motor Company Fund to present Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School with a 20,0000 Donation in Musical Instruments! Listen Up!
I'm all about anything that involves putting a smile on the faces of Kids so when Ford invited me to attend this special event I knew I was in for a great time but I had no idea I'd leave feeling the way I did once the event was over. What I didn't know was that because the students at this Doral High School lost a majority of their instruments to flooding that happened on the campus some months back the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation and my friends at Ford Motor Company were going to surprise the students by having Latin Grammy Award winning duo Chino y Nacho speak with the students about setting goals, the importance of the music program, and giving back to their communities and have the beautiful and talented Univision's TV Host Chinquinquira Delgado moderate the event.
When I arrived at the auditorium I could just feel the energy and excitement coming from the students, teachers, special invited guests and audience members. The goal was for the students to learn to optimize educational experiences presented to them in order to be able to compete in the music industry with a advantage and judging by some of the questions the students were asking I think its safe to say they'll be able to do that and so much more!
It was an informative program that included a Q & A, as well as a goal setting strategy from the perspective of the artist. All I could think about was when I was in school and how much it would have meant to me to have one of my favorite artist speak to me about setting goals, the importance of the music program, and giving back to my community, and I couldn't stop smiling. This is the fifth time the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund partner together for the Latin GRAMMY in the Schools program. The Foundation, with the partnership of Ford Motor Company Fund, will donate $20,000 in musical instruments to support the school's music program.
At the conclusion of the Q&A session Ford presented each of the special guests with their very own limited edition collector cars! Leave it to Ford to always add that thoughtful finishing touch!
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Chinquinquira' Delgado and Ford Community Outreach Manager Joe Avila
Myself and one of my new favorite singing groups, Chino Y Nacho
Thanks for allowing me to share this super special event with all of you and make sure you stick around to see more of the greatness Ford is doing in the community. Ford is full of surprises and there's no telling where they'll lead me next! For additional information on how Ford is working to improve lives in more than 40 countries around the world please visit www.community.ford.com