LOS ANGELES, CA – (April 16, 2014) – AEG and BET NETWORKS education initiative, Next Level, in partnership with The GRAMMY® Museum at L.A. LIVE, will provide a free, three-day educational and empowerment program for Los Angeles area high school students, ages 16-18, who are interested in careers in the entertainment industry during the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, June 27-29, 2014. Students will learn about careers in music including event production, music journalism, as well as the history and impact of African American culture in music.
“The BET Youth Experience was one of the most rewarding elements of the inaugural BET Experience at L.A. LIVE and we are thrilled to have this educational component back again for year two,” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks. “We are proud to create an environment where students interested in a career in entertainment have the opportunity to get a unique educational experience.”
The BET Experience Youth Program begins on Friday, June 27, with a full day of educational activities at The GRAMMY® Museum, including a guided tour of the BET exhibit curated especially for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE and the first of several scheduled lectures over the course of the program. Throughout the weekend, students will have the opportunity to attend the BET Fan Fest, Genius Talk seminars, a Music Matters Showcase concert, a live taping of “106 & PARK,” and private rehearsals for the “BET Awards” show. To conclude the program, BET Experience Youth Program attendees will also participate in a Fan Fest Educational Scavenger Hunt and attend the “BET Awards” telecast, broadcast live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.
“AEG is committed to increasing educational opportunities for young people, especially in the area of music education,” said Martha Saucedo, Executive Vice President, External Affairs for AEG. “We are pleased to provide a hands-on opportunity for students to learn about pathways to a career in the music and entertainment industries.”
Eligible students may apply for the BET Experience Youth Program online at:
A total of 40 students will be selected to participate.