"Talent shows are about entertainment, talent shows are about showcasing new performers and talent shows are also a way to bring the community together for development," said Gloria Strickland, founding director of the All Stars Project of New Jersey. "At the All Stars Project of New Jersey performance is a tool that helps poor kids to express themselves and grow, and we're so glad to be a part of this exciting project with NJPAC and the other organizations involved. And there is no better a place to showcase what our All Stars can do than in front of America's Got Talent."
"With the nation's spotlight on Newark this summer, there's no better time for NJPAC to continue its core mission to spotlight the community and our own homegrown talent, said David Rodriguez, executive producer at NJPAC. "We know that the arts can change lives, and we are proud to partner with the All Star Project of New Jersey, an organization that offers young artists a chance to express themselves through the performing arts. We hope that the experience of performing on the NJPAC stage will be a transformative one for the participants and audience alike."