Detroit Academy of Arts and Science is schedule to appear on the nationally televised talk show ‘Ellen’ today at 3 p.m. The school’s choir gained national attention for their rendition of the popular Pharell song ‘Happy’.

Along with their appearance the choir is also surprised with a $50,000 check from Shutterfly during their appearance on the show.

DAAS is a charter school located in downtown Detroit. Eighty percent of its students are at the poverty line, and 98% qualify for free or reduced lunch. Despite these challenges at home, DAAS strives to provide its students with a safe and inspiring environment.

The CEO, Maurice Morton, is very involved with the school and students. He recently helped a student’s mother get a job in the medical field so that they were no longer homeless. Find out more about this great CEO and school, here.

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