Please Help Me Empower Youth

This is NOT a fundraising request. I’m asking for your help.

Please join me in an effort to rescue the dreams of discouraged youth. To provide youth with insights and tools to empower them to make better choices and to live a life of fulfillment and happiness

I remember how lost I was as a teenager. It isn’t any easier being a teenager today. Some of the challenges are just different. I must try to help. I want to reduce abandoned dreams, high school drop outs, teen suicide, drug use, crime and a host of other results from the negative story some youth tell themselves about themselves and the criticism they hear in their heads.

I believe every person is gifted. Each of is born with a unique set of talents, abilities, interests, passions and dreams that defines our unique promise.

I believe every person is powerful. Our power is in our choices.

I believe every person is important. Each of us can choose to make a difference in the lives of others in a way that is meaningful to us. This will provide the fulfillment and happiness we all seek.

Join me in telling youth: You are gifted. You are powerful. You are important. I believe in you.

For more information about me and my mission please visit www.lifeisapromise.com

Why I Care

I care deeply about empowering youth because I struggled as a teenager.

I was a high school drop out. I made some bad choices. Three insights changed the course of my life.

  • My past didn’t need to define my future.
  • The conversation in my own head was holding me back.
  • I needed to learn who I was and quit focusing on who I wasn’t. I needed to learn how to make better choices and silence the critics in my own head.

My journey has had ups and downs but today I am living my dreams.

To share what I learned on my journey, I have written two books and recorded a video presentation. Both of the books and the video will be available in digital form for free this fall.

The two books will also be available as print books for $14.95. All of the net proceeds from the print books will be donated to charities that support youth.

For more information visit www.liveyourmagic.com

How You Can Help

The best way to empower youth is through the peer support of other youth.

I am thrilled to advise you that the Edmonton Public School Board and the Edmonton Catholic School District have agreed to partner with the Larry and Janet Anderson Philanthropies to call for proposals in the fall semester 2012 from student leaders for a program to improve the self talk of other students to be implemented in high schools in the spring semester 2013.

Ten thousand dollars in prizes will be awarded to implement the winning initiatives. The winners will be selected by an independent judging panel of educators and youth advocates.

The prize money will be provided in an exciting way.

Eleven of Edmonton’s most talented singer songwriters, under the guidance of veteran music producer Rob Hewes, will perform a concert of 22 original songs about the human condition at the Jubilee Auditorium on Sunday September 16, 2012 at 7 PM. 100% of the costs of the concert have been sponsored. This is an encore performance of the successful concert at the Timm’s Centre for the Arts this spring.

See the Celebrate Songs of the Human Condition Concert trailer.

Learn more about the singer-songwriters visit www.celebratesongwriting.com

Main floor tickets are $20.00. This is not a donation, the concert is worth this and more. The first $10,000 in ticket sales will provide the prize money for the high school self-talk initiative. 100% of ticket proceeds we be donated to charities and initiatives that support youth.

High school students will sit in sponsored seats in the balcony. The finale of the concert will be the performance of the inspirational new theme song for the high school youth empowerment initiative, I Believe in You.

I promise you, this will be an uplifting evening you will remember for years. Your attendance will show the singer songwriter youth, and the high school students – you support their dreams.

Please join me in attending.

Buy tickets at ticketmaster.

Please share this blogpost with your network. I will be forever grateful for your support.

Support Youth To Live Their Dream

 

Singer songwriters combine two amazing talents; and when they get it right, they move you powerfully.

I am thrilled to share an wonderful event being held in Edmonton on Saturday, April 28, 2012  (2 PM and 7 PM Concerts) featuring 11 singer songwriters. I have heard all of them perform and I can assure you it will be a great concert – I am attending both the afternoon and evening concert.

Celebrate! Songs of the human condition, a concert of 22 original songs, written and performed by 11 incredibly talented Edmonton singer songwriters under the direction of veteran music producer, Rob Hewes.

Celebrate! Songs of the human condition, in development since 2010, celebrates the creativity, craft and performance excellence of Edmonton singer songwriters. The concert features seasoned and emerging artists. You will marvel at the diversity of styles and the consistency of excellence. You will be taken on a different human journey by each artist. A concert of laughter, tears and inspiration. A concert about our humanity. A concert for the whole family.

The concert will include two original songs, written and performed by each artist:

Anna Beaumont, Brian McLeod, Brooke Trelenberg, Carling Hack, Christin McAualey, Erin Mulcair, Jay Willis, Jordan Grant, Martin Kerr, Roland Majeau and Susan Jane Hodge. 

Celebrate! Songs of the human condition.

Timm’s Centre for the Arts

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Two Concerts: 2 PM and 7 PM

Tickets $20

Tickets are available through Tix on the Square (Edmonton) at 780-420-1757, 1-877-888-1757 or visit www.tixonthesquare.ca

The more information visit www.celebratesongwriting.com

Celebrate! Songs of the human condition is a presentation of LIAP Media Corp. a social enterprise, on behalf of the Larry and Janet Anderson Charity Trust. 100% of profits are used to support youth through our charity partners including the Youth Emergency Shelter, Junior Achievement and Free The Children, as well as several literacy, education and arts charities. Larry Anderson, Executive Producer.

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