With the help of JUNO Award winners David Myles and Classified, MusiCounts announced on Thursday the 2013-2014 recipients of the organization’s Band Aid Grant program. The Canadian music education charity awards over $600,000 in funds to support music programs in 70 different schools nationwide. One of the recipients who received a grant, Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough, was awarded $10,000 to fund new instruments for its music program, which will allow the school to extend its curriculum to 75 additional students per year. At the presentation, the Canadian artists treated students with a performance once they unveiled instruments purchased with the funds. “If MusiCounts and school programs like this had existed when I was in school, maybe it wouldn’t have taken me as long to get where I am today,” joked Classified. Emma Kombora

Emma Kombora first found her interest for writing after graduating a journalism program in which she was Entertainment Editor for a youth-led magazine called Say Word through East Metro Youth Services in Scarborough. Through the same program at East Metro and other art/music initiatives in Toronto, she got a taste of everything that goes into journalism from writing and editing to photography. She hopes through Urbanology she can take her experience and knowledge to the next level and bring a new narrative to the world of entertainment and arts.

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