(L-R) Olivia Moceri, Canyon Crest Academy Student, Amy Villanova, teacher, Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company Fund and American Idol's contestant LaKisha Jones

*Top music industry professionals discussed the realities of the music business and careers in music with high school students at GRAMMY Career Day, a GRAMMY in the Schools® initiative of the GRAMMY Foundation recently.

This event is made possible with generous support provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund. GRAMMY Career Day conducts a panel and workshop focusing on various fields in the music industry.

The GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award Presentation honored the San Diego Canyon Crest Academy for achieving GRAMMY® Signature Schools Enterprise status with an award of $5,500.00. It is one of 3 schools across the country receiving this award for 2011 that Ford sponsors.

Each of the 36 GRAMMY Signature Schools selected in 2011 will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. In the Enterprise Award category, which recognizes efforts made by schools that are economically undeserved, 27 schools will receive a grant of $5,500 each.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture – from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. Campbell’s Labels For Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools® programs. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services is committed to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism and cultural diversity for those who live in the communities where Ford operates. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2009 and made possible by funding from Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company Fund supports initiatives and institutions that foster innovative education, auto-related safety, and American heritage and legacy. National programs include Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, which provides high school students with academically rigorous 21st century learning experiences, and Driving Skills for Life, a teen-focused auto safety initiative. The Ford Volunteer Corps, established in 2005, continues Ford’s legacy of caring worldwide. Through the Volunteer Corps, Ford employees and retirees participate in a wide range of volunteer projects in their communities.

For more information on programs made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, visit www.community.ford.com.




Edna Sims
ESP Public Relations
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