"Working with such a talented group of students is so exciting. I truly believe through music we can really inspire our own communities during these trying times," said Janis.
Janis added that he is excited to have Do Something as a sponsor in the project.
"Do Something is an amazing organization for kids. It is the only organization that leverages communication technologies to enable teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action. They inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: teenagers, who recognize the need to do something, believe in the ability to get it done, and then take action," said Janis.
Crisci said the students were equally enthusiastic about the project because it includes a television appearance but also because it makes them feel as though they are giving back.
High school student Tara Rule said that the program supports the American spirit, which she feels is more important now that ever.
"The song 'We Shall Overcome' has so much more meaning to me now due to what is happening with our nation's economy," said Rule.
"We're excited to see it air in March. The kids all want to watch it together," said Crisci.""