Die ehemalige Josh Groban Foundation hat einen neuen Namen – Find Your Light Foundation – und eine eigene Website. Auch die Ziele wofür das gespendete Geld verwendet wird, sind nun klarer formuliert. Es soll Kindern und Jugendlichen helfen, Unterricht und Ausbildungschancen im Bereich der darstellenden Künste, sowie im musikalischen Bereich zu erhalten. Wie in unseren Landen, wenn die Haushaltskassen fast leer sind und Kürzungen drohen, wird auch in den USA gerne an der Bildung gespart und dabei insbesondere im musischen Bereich. Josh ist es ein großes Anliegen allen eine Chance zu ermöglichen, und er hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt mit seiner neu gegründeten Foundation betroffene Kinder und Jugendliche, sowie Schulen in dieser Richtung zu unterstützen.
Josh Launches Find Your Light Foundation to Champion Arts EducationPosted Jul 7 2011
Josh announced today the creation of his new Find Your Light Foundation. Dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through arts, education and cultural awareness, the foundation is launching its first partnership with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Through this partnership, Find Your Light and Americans for the Arts will be working together to help ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience a quality arts education.
“I believe that exposure to the arts in children’s and young adult’s lives helps shape and change them for the better. I can speak from personal experience, and when I look around and recognize the sobering reality that these are the exact programs that are being cut from our schools and disappearing from our communities at a drastic rate, I am more determined than ever to drive my philanthropic efforts in this direction,” says Josh. “I am honored and privileged to be able to give back in this way, and I look forward to the journey ahead as we work to help give so many the chance to find their light.”
The Find Your Light Foundation developed out of Josh’s desire to streamline the charitable ventures of The Josh Groban Foundation. Instead of operating as an umbrella organization supporting a vast array of causes, the new foundation will focus entirely on supporting arts education efforts, providing instruments and funding for arts programs in schools and introducing children to the arts and culture around them and even around the world through the use of technology.
“For the past seven years, the Josh Groban Foundation has been a wonderful project for me, but the broad reach with which our arms have needed to extend to fulfill the numerous organizations that the foundation has supported have not always been in sync with our means,” he says. “So now the time has come for me to focus my charity into a world that I feel personally connected to, and can best help.”