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It’s no secret that New York radio personality and theater producer Vy Higginsen is on a mission to save today’s teens. Not only is Higginsen concerned with educating America’s youth, she is also determined to redeem the art and history of Gospel music through her Harlem organization ‘Gospel for Teens.’

Each fall, Higginsen, who also serves as the Executive Director of The Mama Foundation for the Arts, recruits teens ranging from the ages of 13 to 19 to join her upbeat Gospel crew. In addition to the programs and many initiatives to formally train aspiring singers, Higginsen and her team are also adamant about developing mechanical skills in each student.

In the midst of a recent Saturday session, the seasoned theater vet noticed that many of her students were soft spoken and appeared self-doubting about where they were raised. Their behavior struck a cord with Higginsen, which led to an exercise featuring each student shouting their name along with the town that they resided.

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article courtesy of BVVoices.com

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