" I am an advocate for youth, the arts, equal opportunities, and quality education for all.  I am an artist, using music as a vehicle to break down social, individual, and collective barriers. In tandem, I am an educator and a leader, assisting youth and families in discovering their purpose in life.  I believe that all children have the ability to succeed when provided with love, consistent guidance, quality education, good values, and life skills"     C. Sharpe