Clay Aiken – A Commitment To Youth

Ronald Reagan Building

Clay Aiken is hoping that his new office will be in Washington D.C.  Having an office in the U.S. Capitol would be amazing.  But, this is not the first time that Clay has worked in Washington D.C.

In June of 2004, Clay Aiken appeared at America’s Promise to Youth Gala. Held in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. this star-studded event was the first Gala for the organization.

The Gala honored six members of Congress for their commitment to youth. The honorees were Senators Edward Kennedy, Ted Stevens and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Representatives Deborah Pryce, Harold Ford, Jr. and Tom Osborne.

A young person selected to represent his or her home state or district introduced each Congressional honoree and Clay. These seven young people, two of whom have developmental disabilities, were chosen for their exemplary service to their communities as well as their outstanding character

As part of a new partnership with America’s Promise, The Bubel/Aiken Foundation(now the National Inclusion Project)  provided each youth presenter with a $1,500 scholarship.

The emcee of the program was country star, Naomi Judd. The entertainment was presented by The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Chorus and Clay Aiken. Clay performed Measure of A Man and sang Bridge Over Troubled Water with the young chorus.

Fortunately, I have many pictures of the event. The following are a few of the pictures from the prestigious event.



Clay Aiken  has a profile page in Ballotpedia – It is a large site with lots of information.  It is worth a visit.  You can see it at BALLOTPEDIA

The following is the picture they use on the site.


Today, the North Carolina Democratic Party State Convention is taking place at the Raleigh Convention Center.  It is followed by the NCDP Jefferson Jackson Dinner.

There has been no mention of Clay attending the events, however, I will keep an eye out for any mention of Clay being at the event.

Please check back for up-to-date information!

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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Commitment To Youth

  1. As many years as I have been such a big fan of Clay Aiken , I can't believe how much he has done, He is a wonderful person ..and the hardest worker and always trying to do so much for children, I hope he wins and shows the congress what hard work is like, and listen to the people, like we all like to listen to him,

  2. Great post midgemamc and I agree with every word!
    I remember some of those pictures you posted musicfan, but I didnn't know what the event was all about. Thank you so much for bringing them to us again! Clay for Congress!!

  3. I could not have said it better my self Midgemamc, Clay is a wonderful man and has done so much good, no wonder we love him! Hope he makes it to Congress!!! Love the pics and update. Thanks Musicfan xo

  4. How great seeing all these pics again!!! Love it!! Thanks Musicfan.
    Clay really is a champion at speaking up for people. I sure hope the people in NC02 realize what treasure they have in Clay!!!!!

  5. ya know as many years that i have been a clay aiken fan im amazed at how much clay has done hes an amazing person and indeed the hardist worker and he aways trying so much for kids i hope clay wins and shows the congress in north cAralinia that what hard work is like and listen to the people like i listen to him when he use to sing

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