Singer Josh Groban has launched a new organisation in support of arts education.
The You Raise Me Up hitmaker has partnered with the Americans for the Arts charity to create the Find Your Light Foundation, which will help fund learning programmes and provide instruments to aspiring musicians.
He says, "I am honoured and privileged to be able to give back in this way, and I look forward to the journey ahead as we work to help give so many the chance to find their light.
"I believe that exposure to the arts in children's and young adults' lives help shape and change them for the better. I can speak from personal experience, and when I look around and recognise the sobering reality that these are the exact programmes that are being cut from our schools and disappearing from our communities at a drastic rate, I am more determined than ever to drive my philanthropic efforts in this direction."