Members of our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) visited Mosaic Youth Theatre in Detroit for their annual college fair on Oct. 6. TGI’s 2012 grant supported this event, which brought university recruiters from all over the country looking for new talent for their arts, theatre and dance programs.
College fairs such as the one Mosaic hosted are critical for cities like Detroit, where only 1.8 percent of Detroit Public School students are considered college-ready in all subjects. TGI was treated to private performances by Mosaic’s young talent, who were warming up to audition for the college recruiters. We witnessed some slam poetry, moving and comic monologues, and a raucous show tune from the musical Kiss Me Kate.
Judging from the show, it looks like Mosaic’s youth are well on their way to successful college careers in the arts. TGI had a great time, and our thanks go to Mosaic for hosting us at this important and moving event!