Amway Partnering with VSA and the Kennedy Center

Mar 31, 2010

This June, we get to see some local programs take the national (and international) stage.

Amway has supported VSA, or Very Special Arts, for many years. This is a program that works with children with special needs, providing an outlet for creativity and communication through art. These programs “breakdown psychological and emotional barriers that hold students back by building self-confidence and personal satisfaction.”

VSA is part of a national and international program run as an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The programs help 7 million people in 54 countries around the world, with support from this prestigious organization.

Amway will sponsor the VSA International Festival taking place in DC June 6-12. And the exciting part is that we also get to send 7 students and their caregivers from our local VSA program in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This will be an amazing experience for all of us.

There will be performances and interactive experiences throughout the city, an educational conference for staff and parents, and a fabulous opening ceremony at the Kennedy Center. These include performances by Patti LaBelle, Claire Danes, Diane Schuur, Dale Chihuly and many more from all over the world.

Stay tuned for more details, or check it out if you are in DC this June!

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