MTV Video Music Awards Luncheon with B.E.A.T.

Oct 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm |
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This August Brooklyn hosted the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Held at the Barclays Center the VMAs lived up to it reputation of controversy and pushing the envelope. While the award program itself celebrates leaders within the music industry, the entire weekend leading up to the program celebrates the industry as a whole. PressRoomVIP excitedly attended MTV’s luncheon with B.E.A.T. (Bringing Education & Art Together).

B.E.A.T. works to inspire youth in under-privileged communities by promoting music, dance, and writing programs at local schools. Through these programs kids are transformed and are able to connect with each other and create wonderful art.

Across the U.S. arts education is suffering. The U.S. Department of Education has reported a drop in arts programs over the past decade. As well, the National Education Association released a figure showing childhood arts participation dropping from 57% in 2002 to 49.5% in 2008.

“It doesn’t get as much attention as it needs. They’re pulling art out of a lot of schools. I wouldn’t be here, had it not been for these kinds of programs,” says Cedric Stewart. Stewart argues that arts programs are necessary for developing well-rounded youth.

With support from MTV, nonprofits like B.E.A.T. are able to serve children from disadvantage backgrounds.

This August Brooklyn hosted the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Held at the Barclays Center the VMAs lived up to it reputation of controversy and pushing the envelope. While the award program itself celebrates leaders within the music industry, the entire weekend leading up to the program celebrates the industry as a whole. PressRoomVIP excitedly attended MTV’s luncheon with B.E.A.T. (Bringing Education & Art Together).