Students from the James Brown Academy of Musik in Augusta performed a tribute to the "Godfather of Soul" at the Georgia state Capitol on Tuesday.
State Rep. Gloria Frazier gave the students a special commendation.
They're learning how to become performers and read music. In turn, it's helping them with their grades in different subjects.
The students just released a funky new album with 11 soul classics. Proceeds go to the James Brown Musik Academy. They're trying to launch more J.A.M.P. programs in other cities.
To learn more about the James Brown Family Foundation and J.A.M.P. visit, www.jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org.