Bringing her mission of mentoring back to the Boston area this Monday, Over My Shoulder co-founder Patti Austin is thrilled to be featured in WCVB TV Channel 5’s “Raise the Roof: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., In Song.” Along with the help of Disney Channel and Nickelodeon stars Kyle and Chris Massey and the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) under the direction of Artistic Director Anthony Trecek-King, Patti will honor the life and work of Dr. King in this television special.

Patti explains, “Especially as we begin this time of celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest mentors of all time, I begin to think of the songs that came out of the civil rights movement and the artists that were inspired to offer up their soul-stirring creations to empower people to bring on cultural change. Needless to say, we are at that time in our history again. For me, music is the strongest door opener to the hearts and minds of the people. I want to use recorded music, videos, concerts and social networking as the ‘stimulus package’ to re-energize the focus on forward thinking approaches to education as the key factor in eradicating poverty for the coming generation. Learning should never stop for all age groups. We can empower millions to realize the opportunity to help shape a new society of creative ‘mentorologists’ in all areas of life.”

Don’t miss this television event, a wonderful reminder of Dr. King’s vision of world unity, coming this Monday to WCVB Channel 5 at 7pm.

The Over My Shoulder Foundation, co-founded by Patti Austin and Dawn Carroll, is dedicated to the art of mentoring.

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