Posts Tagged ‘youth leaders’

Do Something Awards

Tonight at 9:00 on VH1, Jane Lynch hosts the Do Something Awards, honoring young people who are committed to making a difference in the world. There are young finalists who created their own charities, but the competition is the least of it–the inspiration is the point. Watch. It’s VH1, so it’ll be rebroadcast, but I’d set the VCR, DVR, high def recorder, Tivo, or really fast bird who draws pictures a la the Flinstones…if I were you.

Flobots

Music doesn’t just soothe the soul of savage beasts, it can heal and expand horizons, and touch us in ways for which we are unprepared.

Flobots is a Denver, CO band and also eponymous charity devoted to bringing music and expression to the lives of young people. Their focus is empowering youth to make a difference in their own lives and communities. They work to: create positive social change by harnessing the power of music and those who love it. We view music as a tool for therapy, community building, leadership development, and action.

In addition to a creative think tank/community space in Denver that youth-focused organizations can rent out and/or participate with others, Flobots has several outstanding outreach programs. The Art to Action Outreach Program has a music therapy program serving victims of extreme childhood trauma helping build self-esteem and confidence and facilitating cognitive behavioral change; after school music programs for middle and high school students; a speaker’s bureau for public presentations; a summer camp for youth; and a classroom lesson program for educators. Flobots also runs the Fight With Tools Institute with hands-on training for community organizing and nurturing leaders for change and social justice.

If you live in or are visiting the Mile-High City, volunteer some time with these game-changers…and send support from afar…or near.

http://www.flobots.org