Houston, TX â€“ Despite the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out graduation ceremonies across the nation, some high school students in Houston and Austin had reason to celebrate. Six-time GRAMMYÂ® nominee Tauren Wells, Lakewood Young Adults, and Christian Life teamed up with KSBJ and NGEN (Houston) and KFMK (Austin) to gift six lucky high school graduates $1,000 each to help with college tuition and textbooks. Tauren, a Houston-based award-winning artist, worship leader and youth leader, jumped at the opportunity to give back to his community and support these intelligent and inspiring future leaders.
â€œWe just wanted to let the Class of 2020 know that we are with them and we are for them,â€ Tauren says. â€œWe did for some what we wished to do for all and hope all the graduates out there know that their hard work and effort hasnâ€™t been overlooked. We expect amazing things from these students in the future!â€
The â€œSenior Surprises with Tauren Wellsâ€ promotion called for parents in the Houston and Austin area to submit names, future plans, favorite Tauren Wells song, and a nomination essay on behalf of their high school graduates for consideration to receive the $1,000 gift. The winners were presented with checks in special surprise ceremonies as their parents proudly looked on â€“ watch the video here.
In support of all high school seniors that were not able to celebrate graduation this year, Tauren released a live, stripped-down version of Shawn Mendezâ€™s popular track â€œYouth,â€ featuring frequent collaborator Davies. Click here to view the intimately filmed video. Recently, Tauren premiered the official music video for â€œFamous For (I Believe),â€ the second single from his acclaimed sophomore album Citizen of Heaven.
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