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X-Factor, Radio Disney, and American Idol artists scheduled to perform at Sarasota and Orlando schools
By: Allstar Nation Tour
The Allstar Nation Tour, a presentation of The National Anti-Bullying Project, is an anti-bullying school concert tour that features top contestants from American Idol, X-Factor, The Voice, and others. Artists deliver a powerful, emotional, and uplifting anti-bullying message through music and engaging presentations. The multi-city, seven performance school tour is scheduled to start Nov. 28 in Sarasota, Florida and completes in Orlando Dec. 5. About 5,200 students total are expected to participate.
The highly engaging concert assembly is a free supplemental anti-bullying school 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 contestants including Top 6 finalist Drew Ryniewicz, 20, of Chino Valley, Arizona and John Lindahl, 19, of Trabuco Canyon, California; Radio Disney star Will Jay, 19, from Studio City, California; and Zach Person, 19, of Houston, who competed on the farewell season of American Idol earlier this year.
School performances are made possible by Embracing Our Differences, a nonprofit organization based in Sarasota that uses the power of art and education to promote diversity. Performance locations, dates and times include:
9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28 at North Point High School; 6400 W Price Blvd, North Port
10:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Riverview High School; 1 Ram Way, Sarasota
8:45 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Booker Middle School; 2250 Myrtle St, Sarasota
2:10 p.m. , Friday, Dec. 2 at Discovery Middle School; 601 Woodbury Road, Orlando
9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 at Freedom Middle School;
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, and other states since August 2014 performing and speaking to more than 160,000 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.
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