International recording artist Deon Robertson's soulful new single "My Praise" is written and produced by multi-award winning hit-makers Derek "DC" Clark and Anson Dawkins. "My Praise" is available on digital music outlets Aug. 18.
On Aug. 18, Robertson will also host his "My Praise Single Release & Education Fundraiser" event.
Robertson is coupling his music ministry with community outreach. He grew up in Oklahoma City, Okla. and is a product of the Oklahoma City Public School system. The current state of the education system in Oklahoma City is in desperate need of assistance and Robertson has graciously decided to donate a portion of the proceeds of his new single "My Praise" to the schools in his community that are in need of books.
"It is unacceptable for our young people to not receive a quality education," Robertson expresses. "I believe that we must invest in our children's future together. On the day of my concert, the Oklahoma City Public School Foundation will be presented with fundraising efforts from my concert."
The National Center for Educational Statistics reported that students in Oklahoma were performing much lower than students in neighboring states: Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. According to the report, only 30% of fourth-grade students and 29% of eighth-grade students earned a proficient score on state tests. The Oklahoma State Department of Education reports that in Oklahoma City, 59 of the 70 public schools scored a D or F on the state report card in 2016. Robertson would like to be a positive influence in improving these statistics.
Robertson is committed to doing his part to combat illiteracy, support better education practices and children in Oklahoma City. His "My Praise Single Release and Education Fundraiser" will be held at the Oklahoma City Faith Event Center, 800 South Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK on Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets can be purchased for $10-$12 at eventbrite.com.
Listen to Deon Robertson's new single "My Praise" here.