Patrick Chung Gives Back To Young Musicians in Boston

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BOSTON (June 25) – New England Patriots player Patrick Chung and Maverik of Jam’n 94.5 will host the Second Annual SMART Pep Rally on July 10 at Josiah Quincy School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to officially kick-off this year’s program. The public is invited to celebrate music while they enjoy performances by Boston’s own Fame or Juliet, Phunk Phenomenon and special guest Louie Bello.

Chung Changing Lives, founded by Chung and his wife Cecelia Chung, along with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) will host Summer Music Academy for Real Teens (SMART), for a second year. The six-week intensive academy allows a select group of 30 Greater Boston youth to learn from and work with professional musicians in building their music skills, all while developing lasting connections with others across geographic and cultural boundaries.

“We’re excited to welcome music students from all levels and backgrounds to join us once again for SMART,” Patrick Chung said. “Both of my parents were music professionals – my mother a singer and my father a producer. Because they followed their passions, they were able to give me the opportunities I’ve had to succeed. I’m thrilled we can offer the same opportunity for music students to follow their passions.”

The academy is designed for music students between the ages of 12-15 and from the Greater Boston area. The application process is closed, and selected applicants will be contacted in June. The program, taking place from July 7 through August 15, is free for all attendees.

The Second Annual SMART Pep Rally will take place:
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Josiah Quincy School Auditorium
885 Washington St., Boston

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Chung Changing Lives (CCL) is dedicated to improving the lives of children. CCL was established to support the personal and academic development of boys and girls through providing access to enrichment and educational programs ranging from swimming classes to musical instruction. The goal of CCL is to cultivate healthy lifestyles and active civic participation by ensuring that children have equal access to character-shaping experiences. Additionally, CCL seeks to improve the lives of young children by providing funding to other organizations which seek to enrich children’s lives. Drawing on the support of local residents, CCL will work hard to positively impact the lives of children in the coming months and years.

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