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Making A Difference: Video Spawns Life-Changing Opportunity

Posted at 4:31 PM, Aug 29, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  A performance by students from Breckinridge Elementary School is going viral and now it is spurring a life-changing opportunity.

Their music teacher sent a video of their graduation rehearsal last spring to singer-songwriter Marc Broussard, and he was so impressed that he is now helping them create a free arts camp.

Breckinridge Elementary music teacher Callie Manor never imagined a simple act could send such a powerful message.

Last spring, she heard Broussard’s song “Please, Please, Please” and knew it would be perfect for graduation.  Like she always does, she contacted the artist to get permission to use it.

“I thought, maybe we’d get a response back, maybe we wouldn’t,” said Manor.

In fact, the record label was so impressed they paid a professional videographer to record the performance. Now Broussard himself is sharing the video in connection with a fundraiser to bring in money for a free arts enrichment camp at the Woodhill Community Center.

Marcus Patrick serves Breckinridge and the Woodhill community as the director of Urban Impact. He said that with help from donations, they’ll launch the cap this summer.

“There’s a lot of good stuff that happens in Woodhill. There’s a lot of good stuff that happens from kids that come from Breckinridge, and we want to highlight those things and focus on those things to change the narrative of Woodhill,” said Patrick.

The camp will offer lessons in theater, dance, singing, songwriting and graffiti art. To donate to the camp, click here.