News Release - Resource Fair and Talent Show Recognizes Positive Impact of Youth in Rochester

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, April 18, 2013) – The City of Rochester’s Department of Recreation & Youth Services’ Youth Voice, One Vision Council and SOAR Youth Leadership Team in partnership with the Monroe County Youth Bureau’s Youth as Resources program and Nazareth College’s Center for Service-Learning and Community are holding a resource fair focusing on transitions through the education system--from middle school, to college and on to careers.

The Global Youth Service Day fair will be held at East High School, 1801 E. Main St., on Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 5 p.m., and will be followed by the Roc Stars Talent Show, from 5 to 8 p.m. Global Youth Service Day has been celebrated for 25 years in recognition of the positive impact that young people have on the community. Global Youth Service Day is an annual, worldwide campaign that mobilizes millions of children and youth in over 100 countries through service and service-learning. It is the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.

The Global Youth Service Day Fair will provide local youth in the Rochester community with an opportunity to understand the multiple paths one can take to be successful. Youth will receive information about time and stress management skills, college preparedness and peer-to-peer advice. The event features activities that explore several options for high school graduates including helpful tips for the undecided. The fair will include a play area for younger kids and food will be provided at 4:30 p.m.

The ROC Stars Talent Show will feature a variety of performances and art created by local students. Talent show winners will record a collaboration song and star in their own music video.

For more information on this event, call Kristina Heiligenthaler at 428-7371 or Tremain Harris at 428-6360.


News Media: For more information, contact Jackie Campbell, Assistant Commissioner of Youth Services, 428-6896.