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National Youth Event, July 10-13, 2012, Purdue University
Vy Higginsen and Gospel for Teens - Performing Artist

Wednesday, July 11 – Imagine a Healthy World

As Founder and Executive Director of Gospel for Teens and the Mama Foundation for the Arts, Vy is the primary force behind her foundation's daily duties and its long-term goals. Mama Foundation for the Arts is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 that is dedicated to nurturing talented black youth in the art and was established to help pass on the gospel music tradition from generation to generation.

Vy Higginsen speaks from the heart through a lifetime of accomplishment. Among her many titles: Producer, Publisher, Playwright, Lyricist, Author, Editor, Radio Personality, Educator, Philanthropist, Keynote Speaker, and Interfaith Minister. Born and raised on 126th Street in Harlem, New York, Vy is a recognized black pioneer among the city's media elite with an impressive list of firsts, including being the first black female radio personality in the prime time New York City market on WBLS.

From publishers to public schools, organizations have been inspired by a Vy Higginsen presentation.

Official Site MAMA Foundation for the arts

See Vy Higginsen and the Mama Foundation for the Arts featured on 60 Minutes

Contact: Waltrina Middleton, Minister for Youth Advocacy and Leadership Formation, at middletonw@ucc.org or 216-736-3871