The Live Your Dream Program

The Live Your Dream Scholarship

The Live Your Dream project was established to provide music scholarships to talented high school seniors in St. Louis, Missouri who have a passion for music and education. Our intention is to help youth, particularly those who otherwise might not have an opportunity to connect with the music industry, achieve their music career dreams through production, business development, and overall personal growth. “We show students how to create a goal and aim for it, We give them a platform for embarking on an artistic career so their talents and gifts can be developed and exhibited.”

This Years Live Your Dream Scholarship

The 2015 recipient of the Live Your Dream project is 17 year-old Alexis Jones, an R&B artist also known as Gabbii. She is a senior at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School and most recently was signed to record at TBeats Studio. Gabbii will receive a full range of artist development services including production of her upcoming album, booking at national and local events, songwriting, publishing, artistic development, public relations, marketing, and acting, fashion and career consulting. Gabbii also will be featured at the upcoming Live Your Dream concert on March 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the Maryville University Auditorium.


The 2014 Recipient of The Live Your Dream Scholarship

Last years recipient of the Live Your Dream Scholarship was Brianna Brown. Her journey was documented during the year she was awarded the scholarship. She received a wide spectrum of extended voice and acting coaching through the foundation along with the release of her debut album, “The Beginning.”

Scholarship Criteria

Live Your Dream Scholarship applicants need to be entering their senior year of high school in the St. Louis metropolitan area. A talent show is given each year and a winner is chosen by several members of the music industry. Applicants must have a passion for music and plan to study recording/music arts in college.

The 2016 Live Your Dream Scholarship Showcase

It was Plato that said that “music gives wings to the mind.” Youth from the most disadvantaged communities and school districts in St. Louis are losing opportunities to grow wings……but the Kwame Foundation is committed to ensuring that young people still have opportunities to study music and pursue their dreams. Studies have shown that music training improves brain functioning and the benefits of music education are long lasting.

The Kwame Foundation’s Live Your Dream Showcase raises funds for college scholarships for young adults interested in studying the arts and provides an opportunity to showcase the region’s most talented young adults. The 2016 Live Your Dream Showcase will be held on May 5, 2016 at 6:30pm at Central Visual and Performing Arts School, 3125 South Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63107. Please join us for a special evening that promises to give wings to the next generation of Beethoven’s, Mozart’s, Miles Davis’, Ella Fitzgerald’s or maybe even a Misty Copeland.