PNC Bank Awards $15,000 to Young Singers of the Palm Beaches to Enhance Music Education in the Glades Areas
PALM BEACH --Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is proud to announce that they have received a $15,000 award from PNC Bank. This grant has been earmarked to enhance Young Singers’ “Choir in the Glades” program, which will impact dozens of children throughout the year. PNC Bank will also be presenting sponsor for several community performances produced by Choir in the Glades.
Choir in the Glades is a vocal education and enrichment program offered free to children in Belle
Glade, Canal Point, South Bay and Pahokee. It provides more than just music to the underserved children of these areas, it gives children a sense of accomplishment to be proud of by belonging to a choir. Singing provides a creative outlet for self-expression and has been shown to aid in memory and mathematical skills. With the support of PNC, the children’s choir will meet weekly during school months, and will include free transportation, homework help, and after-school snacks to the choir members as well.
PNC Bank has a long history of strengthening and enriching the lives of children through partnerships with many non-profit organizations.
“PNC believes that music has great value for children, providing a source of joy, creativity, and basic mathematics,” said Cressman Bronson, regional president, PNC Bank, Florida East. “Studies have proven that an arts-rich environment promotes learning across all curriculum areas and helps children ultimately succeed in school.”
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches’ Choir in the Glades wrapped up their first year with over 30
elementary school children performing at Black Gold Jubilee in Belle Glade, and at their own concert in April. Additionally, a week-long, free, summer arts camp was offered to all area children, and their patriotic-themed performance was held on June 19th, 2015.
Young Singers is thrilled that PNC Bank has joined them in recognizing the need to bring arts education to the children of the Glades regions. Choir in the Glades started with funding from the
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Thanks to these sponsors, the choir will be able to expand their program with the upcoming school year, and will offer performances and community service to the Glades region.
About PNC Bank
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States' largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC.
About Young Singers
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches' core program, based at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, just began its 13th season as Palm Beach County's premiere community children's chorus. They serve over 350 singers in six choirs, as well as over a thousand children in their after-school and summer outreach programs. All of Young Singers’ programming is led by music professionals who provide quality choral instruction and enrichment. For more information visit www.yspb.org.