What does an award winning and Grammy nominated musician have to do with education reform? In Georgia—a lot.
Marvin Sapp—the eight-time Grammy nominated gospel singer from Grand Rapids, Mich. spoke last night at "Educating our Future: The Fight for Georgia’s Children," hosted by the Center for an Educated Georgia and the Alliance for School Choice.
The event, an informational forum about education reform and how the community can get involved, drew nearly 1,000 supporters.
Sapp, who sang two songs at the event, spoke about his strong support for education reform, as well as his plans to open the GREAT School, a charter school focused on the arts in his home town of Grand Rapids.
Originally a passion of his late wife, Sapp has continued to pursue opening a charter school following the death of his wife last year.
“The reason I came here is two-fold,” said Sapp, referring to participating on a panel discussion on education reform and, of course, singing a couple of hit songs for the excited crowd.
Champions for Choice in Education are committed to ensuring that every child - no matter their zip code, no matter the parent's income, and no matter the color of their skin - has access to an excellent education.