The Ford Motor Company Fund presented each student in the Detroit Youth Choir with a $1,000 scholarship, and gifted the singing group a 15-passenger Transit van to help meet the choir’s mobility needs.

“Founded in 1996, the Detroit Youth Choir is a nonprofit organization that serves young people with music education, dance and theatrical arts. The program is focused on boys and girls ages 8-18 throughout the Detroit area. The Detroit Youth Choir teaches and develops student talent and creativity, in addition to life skills. With more than 20 years of service, the Detroit Youth Choir has maintained a 98% graduation rate.”

The Detroit Youth Choir made it to the finale of NBC’s talent show, “America’s Got Talent,” and earned second place after their award-winning performance.

“We share the pride and excitement of Detroiters everywhere in recognizing these remarkable and talented young people,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We’re thrilled to be able to help them not only with their transportation challenges, but also the next chapter of their lives.”

Over the past 10 years, Ford and Ford Fund have invested more than $177 million in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

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