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

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, April 10, 2014) – The City of Rochester’s Department of Recreation & Youth Services’ Youth Voice One Vision Council and SOAR Youth Leadership Team, in partnership with the Rochester Area Community Foundation and Nazareth College’s Center for Service-Learning and Community are holding a resource fair showcasing artists and performers who create change through their art while serving their communities.

The Global Youth Service Day fair will be held at East High School, 1801 E. Main St., from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12 and will be followed by the ROC Stars Talent Show, from 4 to 6 p.m. Youth will have a hands-on opportunity to learn how fellow youth artists and activists use their medium as a voice for pushing for social change. Participants will take part in open table conversations to discuss approaches to fundraising, community service and the creative process. 

Global Youth Service Day has been celebrated for 26 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 ROC Stars Talent Show will feature a variety of performances and artwork created by local students. Talent show winners will later record a collaboration song and star in their own music video. A donation of $2 at the door is requested. All proceeds go to the Rochester Association of Performing Arts.

For more information on this event, call Brandi Remington, Assistant Program Support Aid at 428-9342 or Tremain Harris, Health Educator for the Bureau of Youth Services, at 428-6360.


News Media: For more information, contact Communications Director Christine Christopher at 428-7135.