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The Volunteer State to Host Anti-Bullying School Concert Tour
Allstar Nation Tour features American Idol, X-Factor and The Voice standouts
By: Allstar Nation Tour
The Allstar Nation Tour (https://www.facebook.com/#!/
The highly engaging concert assembly is a free supplemental anti-bullying program. Artists perform Top 40 and original music to connect with students during a 60-90 minute assembly. Between songs, they speak out against bullying, share personal experiences, and discuss prevention methods. All performers have personal experiences with being bullied.
Performing are X-Factor season one Top 6 finalist Drew Ryniewicz (http://www.drewofficial.com/
School performances are made possible by The Ayers Foundation (http://184.108.40.206/~
Thursday, April 7 - Perry County High School in Linden at 9:00 a.m. and Riverside High School in South Decaturville at 12:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8 - Scotts Hill High School in Reagan at 9:00 a.m. and Lexington High School in White Lexington at 1:00 p.m.
At 14, Drew Ryniewicz won over millions of fans on X-Factor with her innocent and playful personality. She performed with her idol pop star Justin Bieber and regularly led fan voting. Downloads of her performances sold on average three times more than other contestants.
Now 19, the Chino Valley, Arizona resident had a busy year in 2015 touring the country and releasing her second EP titled 180, a highly personal album featuring six original songs that represents raw emotion and real-life experiences only Ryniewicz can express. It is available on iTunes and other music sites.
In 2011 at the age of 16, Robbie Rosen auditioned for American Idol in Jersey City, New Jersey. His rendition of Yesterday (https://www.youtube.com/
Rosen is currently a senior at Long Island's Hofstra University, studying Jazz and Commercial Music.The singer/songwriter and pianist has written more than 140 original songs. He released his debut EP titled Just Like a Rose (https://itunes.apple.com/
Branden Mendoza, who is recognized by his stage name and band "My Only Escape (http://www.myonlyescape.com/)"
According to recent studies, bullying affects nearly one in three schoolchildren in America grades six through 10. It's a major factor in teen suicide and school shootings. In fact, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. Nearly 70 percent of students think schools respond poorly to bullying.
The Houston-based Allstar Nation Tour has exploded in popularity having attracted schools and top performers from around the country. The concert tour has previously visited more than 150 schools in Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida, Oklahoma and Utah since August 2014 performing and speaking to more than 100,000 students and faculty.
The National Anti-Bullying Project (NABP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students, teachers and parents to eliminate bullying in schools. The mission of NABP is to empower students, teachers, and other school personnel in eliminating physical and emotional bullying by developing programs that provide education on the dangers of bullying and tools for students to REPORT incidents of bullying, SUPPORT victims of bullying as they deal with its physical and emotional damage, and DEFEND victims of bullying by standing with them against their perpetrators.
For information about the Allstar Nation Tour, visit www.allstarnationtour.com or call 713-562-1708.