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EPIC Apprentice Raises Funds For Ukraine

Our newest apprentice has been doing amazing things. Here is an excerpt from a

about him: "14-year-old Atticus Wei recorded and edited a 22-minute film, featuring local Ukrainian musicians and shedding light on the war happening overseas. He’s a musician himself who plays the piano. The virtual concert was showcased at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wei was there to let the audience know about the film and ways they can help support Ukrainian refugees.

“Near the beginning of the war, I saw a news broadcast about the carnage that was happening in Ukraine, and I really wanted to help,” said Atticus. “I think the war impacts everybody, everybody in the world at a certain level. It’s the biggest refugee events since World War II.”

His passion for music turned into a passion for spreading the word about the war in Ukraine, and shedding light on the ongoing war happening overseas.

The rising sophomore at Cheyenne Mountain High School then reached out to Sergei Vassiliev. He's a local Ukrainian musician, whose family was in the war zone when the war began. Vassiliev also began his own fundraiser effort to send funds and money to Ukrainian refugees.