Everyday Heroes: Teenage Musicians Focus on Giving Back

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Street musicians are easy to find in Uptown Charlotte, but a closer listen, and you'll hear there's very little that's ordinary about these teens.

The brother and sister got into music a couple years ago. Ronald Worley, 13, plays piano and sings. Mya Worley, 15, is also a singer. They go by the name "Dreamz 2.”

A few years ago, they began playing in Uptown. The Worleys get a lot of donations in their bucket, but last year during a performance, they got one from someone they never expected: a homeless woman.

“She didn't have to do that,” Mya said. “She didn't have to give us anything.”

From that point, the music took on a different meaning. Today, the teens and their dad can be found outside the Salvation Army shelter. They hand out hygiene packs, bought with some of the money from their performances.

Sally Cornelius has spent the past few months coming to the Salvation Army. She's going through a rough patch. A bag of supplies and a gentle voice is just what she needed.

“[Not] too many people take time out to come out here, especially to spend their own money, so I think it's a blessing,” Cornelius said.

Mya and Ronald have learned a lesson most people take years to realize. Money is nice to earn but if you can't use it for good, it doesn't feel as nice earning it.

“It warms my heart because it lets me know that I'm helping out somebody that needs it,” Ronald said.