Boost Mobile Rockcorps To Reward Volunteers With Free Hip Hop Concert
Aug. 26, 2005 - New York, New York
Boost Mobile Rockcorps is hosting a free concert for 5,000 volunteers on September 24th, at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. The concert will serve as a thank you to the volunteers for participating in four hours of community service.
The concert includes some of the rap's top-selling artists. Fat Joe, T.I., Young Jeezy, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall will all be performing to celebrate young people getting involved in their communities. The free show will acknowledge the work of volunteers across the country, as part of 50 projects put on by Boost Mobile Rockcorps.
Boost Mobile Rockcorps got its start in Los Angeles June 25th, and has since done projects in Washington D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, and Atlanta while working with local non-profit organizations. Boost Mobile Rockcorps will culminate in New York. Multiple projects will be taking place in New York during the next four weeks. In return for four hours of service, the volunteers recieve tickets to the free concert at the Radio City Music Hall.
Earlier this month Fat Joe helped renovate the Latin American Montessori Bilingual School as part of a Rockcorps project in Washington D.C. He will also be one of the headliners at the Radio City event and had this to say, "Boost Mobile RockCorps is providing the chance and motivation to get our youth interested in volunteering...I usually hear about older people volunteering, but this movement is something new that is encouraging the youth to become involved. It's really a chance for them to come together through caring more about their community, which is so important for these kids to learn early on. I think it's crucial to instill a sense of pride in the community and this is a great way for our youth to do that."
This year Rockcorps and Boost Mobile joined forces to launch Boost Mobile Rockcrops. Rockcorps acts as an introduction to volunteerism for many teens and young adults, the organization works to motivate young people to get involved in their communities and join the youth movement for social change.
Boost Mobile Rockcorps uses the combination of music, volunteering, and community to bring voluteerism to the next generation. The volunteers are provided with multiple ways in which they can postiviely contribute to their community and society. People who participate in a project in their area are given concert tickets in exchange for their community service.
For more information, or to volunteer please visit www.boostmobilerockcorps.com.
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