Bowie nonprofit celebrates a decade of FAME


More than one thousand youths have taken part in organization’s activities

By Emilie Eastman Staff Writer

Bowie resident Toni Lewis’ music and education nonprofit started as a single scholarship donation in the amount of $1,500 to Prince George’s Community College in 2004.

Ten years later, the Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education impacts approximately 1,200 Prince George’s County students annually through education programs, scholarships and events, and donates tens of thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment to county schools.

While Lewis said she has no background in music herself, she said she recognized the importance of offering musical and creative opportunities to children and providing them possible career paths. Read More


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