NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation is proud to announce that pop superstar Britney Spears will headline the 2014 Ambassador class, a collection of celebrities dedicated to showcasing the importance of music education and raising awareness about the work the Foundation is doing to keep music in our schools. Joining Spears are a group of engaged and committed stars including Taye Diggs, Jason Derulo, Hunter Hayes, Gloria Reuben, Diane Birch and platinum selling singer Cher Lloyd, who kicked off the classes' initiatives last Wednesday by performing at the opening of the new Bloomingdale's in Glendale, CA, which served as a fundraising benefit for the Foundation.
"I am so proud to be a VH1 Save The Music Foundation Ambassador," said Britney Spears. "Music is such a big part of my life and as a mother I can't imagine my children growing up without it," added Spears.
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that restores instrumental music education programs in public elementary and middle schools across the country. Music is an integral part of a child's development and a key component of each student's complete education, helping increase performance in all core subjects, while encouraging collaboration and creative thinking. To date, the Foundation has provided nearly $51 Million in new musical instruments to almost 1,900 public schools in more than 192 districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.3 million children.
"We are thrilled to have such an incredible collection of celebrities join our 2014 Ambassador class," said Paul Cothran, Vice President and Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "It is extremely important that we make people aware of how vital music education is to a child's development and with the support of these generous superstars we can help to inform the national conversation."
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation began its Ambassador Class program in 2009 with Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Chris Webber, Gavin DeGraw, NE-YO, John Rzeznik, Natasha Bedingfield, The Fray, 3 Doors Down and Venus Williams. The program continued with the 2010 class, which included Jason Mraz, Nick Lachey, Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, Fall Out Boy, Mandy Moore, Chrisette Michele and Colbie Caillat and the 2011 Ambassador Class consisted of superstars Amber Riley, Ciara, Jewel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lifehouse and Sara Bareilles. The 2012 class included Gavin Rossdale, Jordin Sparks, AJ Mclean, Katy Perry, Daughtry, Lupe Fiasco, Vanessa Carlton and Mathew Morrison with 2013 bringing Mariah Carey, Matchbox Twenty, B.o.B., Ingrid Michaelson, Robin Thicke, LeAnn Rimes, Andy Grammer and Henrik Lundqvist into the fold. This year's Ambassadors will be added to the incredibly talented list of supporters and bring the Foundation one step closer to restoring instrumental music education in the U.S.
For more information or to see how you can get involved please visit www.vh1savethemusic.org, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @vh1savethemusic. For more information on the Ambassador program please visit www.vh1savethemusic.org/ambassadors.
About The VH1 Save the Music Foundation:
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided nearly $51 Million in new musical instruments to almost 1,900 public schools in more than 192 districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.3 million children. To get involved and learn more about the Foundation's exclusive sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.vh1savethemusic.org.
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