The REAADY Foundation’s mission is to assist high school students financially to achieve their dreams. This includes offering Performing Arts students scholarships for continuing education experiences, offering financial aid to the newly forming REAADY academy students, and offering community initiatives particularly the Open-Door Mentor program so that all students have the chance to succeed.
The REAADY Foundation with the newly forming REAADY Performing Arts Academy, will provide an unprecedented collaboration of exceptional core academics and Performance Arts education in Music, Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Culinary Arts. The Academy's Juniors and Seniors will have the opportunity to earn their Associate’s Degree as they graduate high school.
The REAADY Foundation's core belief is to value service to our communities and encourage the academy students to engage in community service to local neighborhoods. We will hopefully inspire students to initiate positive change in their neighborhoods and promote leadership and collaboration because...
Together United, Together Successful.
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is held during the month of April in honor of jazz as an early American art form. Created in 2001 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, this month pays tribute to jazz as both a living and as a historic music. The REAADY Foundation spotlights the jazz art form, and invites you to listen to Louis Armstrong’s classic What a Wonderful World.
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (Official Video): https://youtu.be/rBrd_3VMC3c
“If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.” Louis Armstrong
“Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.” George Gershwin
“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.” Louis Armstrong
“Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.” Wynton Marsalis
“Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn't methodical, but jazz isn't messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.” Nat Wolff