According to Ultimateclassicrock.com, Adopt The Arts, an organization co-founded by former drummer Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N’ ROSES), has created a public service announcement (PSA) in the hopes of saving arts programs in public schools. The organization was created in March as a response to the decision by the Los Angeles Unified School District to eliminate all funding for elementary school arts programs.
The issue is close to Sorum’s heart. His mother is a music teacher and he credits his time in his school choir and orchestra as responsible for his success as a musician. He also cites studies that suggest that, without the creative outlet given by music and arts programs, children suffer academically.
The PSA stars actress Jane Lynch, who is also on Adopt the Arts’ board as an arts teacher encouraging her students, as well as Sorum, KISS and AEROSMITH’s Steven Tyler. Check out the PSA below:
You can learn more about Adopt the Arts and donate to their cause at their website.
Source : Bravewords.com