Eagle Academy in Queens Receives $10,000 Grant for Music Education

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Eagle Academy for Young Men in St. Albans, Queens, has received a $10,000 grant through AXS TV’s Band Together For Music Education initiative, presented during their spring recital and graduation ceremony.


Eagle Academy for Young Men, located in St. Albans, Queens has been named a recipient of a $10,000 grant through AXS TV’s Band Together For Music Education initiative, a joint effort by AXS TV and Spectrum aimed at bolstering music education in public schools nationwide.

The presentation took place during the school’s annual spring recital at the end of June, coinciding with the graduation ceremony where 40 students received their diplomas. Spectrum’s Director of Government and Community Strategy Jonelle Johnson and AXS TV’s Gyneen Meyers handed over the award. The event featured speeches from Eagle Academy Principal Dr. Christopher Smith and Assistant Principal Dawn Story Rodgers.

“With gratitude and determination, on behalf of Eagle Academy for Young Men of Southeast Queens we accept AXS TV’s generous grant to amplify music and education in our school,” Principal, Dr. Christopher R. Smith said. “This partnership will harmonize creativity and knowledge, nurturing the next generation of innovators and artists. By supporting music and arts education we ensure that young minds are equipped with the tools to innovate, communicate and effectively enrich lives through the power of creativity.”

Eagle Academy is one of five schools selected for the grant this spring, reflecting AXS TV’s commitment to supporting exemplary music programs that often face funding challenges in public education.

“Our continued partnership with AXS TV supports a new round of grants boosting fundamental music and arts education,” said Camille Joseph-Goldman, Group Vice President, State Government Affairs at Spectrum. “It’s important for us to continue investing in initiatives that benefit the communities we serve. ‘Band Together’ does this by providing much-needed funding to music programs so students can access the instruments, instruction and equipment they need to appreciate music.”

David C. Banks, New York City Schools Chancellor and keynote speaker at the ceremony, emphasized the critical role of music education in developing young leaders. 

In addition to Eagle Academy, Spectrum has previously presented grants to other deserving programs including Heart of LA – HOLA in Los Angeles, CA; Harvey Rice Wraparound School in Cleveland, OH; Deep Springs Elementary in Lexington, KY; and London Elementary in Corpus Christi, TX.

AXS TV, owned by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., is a leading television, streaming, digital, and social music and entertainment brand. Its programming celebrates music’s rich history and keeps its audience informed about current music trends through various platforms.

Spectrum, a service offered by Charter Communications, Inc., provides advanced communications services including internet, TV, mobile, and voice across the United States.

For more information about AXS TV’s Band Together For Music Education initiative and Spectrum’s involvement, visit axs.tv/subscribe.

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