Chung Changing Lives, founded by New England Patriots player Patrick Chung and his wife Cecelia Chung, along with theBoston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) have announced they will host Summer Music Camp for Real Teens (SMART), for a second year. The six-week intensive camp 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.
The program, taking place from July 7 through August 15, is free for all attendees. SMART is currently accepting applications, which should be turned in or postmarked no later than May 30.
“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.”
Chung Changing Lives will also host the Second Annual SMART Pep Rally on July 10 at Josiah Elementary School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to officially kick-off this year’s program.
To be eligible for the camp, music students should be between the ages of 12-15 and from the Greater Boston area. Spots are limited, and filling out an application does not guarantee a spot in the program. Selected applicants will be contacted in the first two weeks of June.
For the application and more information, visit chungchanginglives.org.
To apply to SMART:
Fill out the SMART 2014 Teen Application and return the completed form to:
Sandra Lee, Youth Center
BCNC, 38 Ash Street, Boston MA, 02111
ABOUT CHUNG CHANGING LIVES
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.