Michelle Obama Hosts Turnaround Talent Show at the White House

The White House is partnering with the Kennedy Arts center to expand its art education initiative for elementary and middle school children.
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Your AFL Canada can and it took minutes. A game we almost harmonize. Home sort of her hoping to turn the beat around at America's underperforming schools firstly to Michelle Obama welcomed student performers. From around the country for the first ever White House heard around the arts talent show. But this wasn't just any talent show ABC's Serena Marshall check it out for us. You break down. And singing it out. Kids from across the country showing off their talent at the White House all part of the administration's. Turnaround arts program that aims to bring our classes back in low performing schools. Press the kind. Back. And nearly four million Steen. Serious losses for our young people. The current here's of schools with themes mentors like Bernie Williams little buck and Paula Abdul having arts. Fully part of my school it allowed me to first discover. Having an alignment with passion it only fueled me to do better in school. I had. You know the ability to. To see other kids who shared the same passion as hiked and when you talk to these kids even working with them for awhile what is the one thing you're really hearing from them. What I'm hearing from them is the fact that their loving what they're doing. They're excited to be there it's not the only goal the administration placed a findings that found improvements in math and reading. As well as higher attendance and reduce suspensions by a staggering 90%. Need drawing. And being like overwhelmed. Then does one dancing so listen and like encouraged me like apple does this afternoon back into all of this out of his lives. Rising in their dancing singing and even poetry well lucky he has built my government to let Clark Warren. Yeah and I know I'm makes it is if I could help build the plane to fly and team Mark Bryant. Performing for the First Lady. For the last time you all make me want to cry I just months. Then nascent Sissy Davis you know because these kids are possible in every. Quarter of our nation and the world these. This shouldn't this Evan strange if there. This is who these kids are this is what their potential is if we invest in them. The Obama front office the first that he truly loves this traditional ally and see even announce a partnership with the Kennedy Center to make sure those kids will continue dancing and singing. Can this Diane. And dancing we don't like any event here who went on CNN that it unregistered pouring the White House as a result of the turnaround arts programs and so successful in these difficult to serve communities program will be quadrupling. In size by the way that if that's cool and eleven states and apologized to Vicki sue Robinson. Who was singing. Turn the beat around midnight at a Florida.

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