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Congratulations are in order for the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, who recently scored a $500,000 grant via the Lewis Prize For Music, a philanthropic music arts organization that helps cultivate creative youth development.

Detroit media arts collective and label We Are Culture Creators also picked up a $25,000 grant via Lewis Prize.

The Lewis Prize for Music was founded in 2018 by philanthropist Daniel R. Lewis. The mission of the prize is to “partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. We believe young people with access to high-quality music learning, performance and creation opportunities will mature into thriving individuals.”

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit was founded in 1992 by professional actor and director Rick Sperling, according to the organization’s website.

Sperling started Mosaic after budget cuts resulted in many Detroit schools cutting arts programs. Today, Mosaic’s award-winning programs impact thousands of Detroit’s youth every year.

For more information on Mosaic head to https://mosaicdetroit.org.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!