Join us for International Youth Day! Give a Beat and partners are honoring the UN Day with a series of dance music events spanning from North Carolina to Seattle during the weekend of August 12th – 14th.
The Tropical Events Boat Party will serve as the “anchor event” with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Give a Beat’s music and mentorship programs for youth.
Thanks to all our partners for jumping on board to give youth a voice! Check them out, invite a friend and spread the word!
AFRO ACID & WildPitch Music Hall – Atlanta, GA
– 8/12 – Mr. V
– 8/13 – Chus & Ceballos
Bassment – Charlotte, NC
– 8/13 – Atnarko, DJ Matt Black
DANCEGRUV RADIO – Raleigh, NC
– 8/14 – Alvin Shavers, Dance From Above, Briddy, Slodrive, Twilight, Slipstream
Keep It Deep Miami – Miami, FL
– 8/13 – DJ Ben Del Sol & DJ Christina Calamia
Souleil – San Diego, CA
– 8/14 – Marques Wyatt, DJ Ala, Cris Herrera, Mikeytown, + more TBC
TV Lounge 9 Year Anniversary – Detroit, MI.
– 8/13 – Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, Shady P, Bruce Bailey , Remote Viewing Party, Jeremy Kypta, Mister Joshooa
Uniting Souls Project – Seattle, WA
– 8/12 – Tait Collins, Shaun Whitcher, Brian Lyons, Karl Kamakahi, Eric Allen, Ramiro
Contact [email protected] to find out how to tie in your party.
The deleterious effects of mass incarceration are particularly difficult for American youth in marginalized communities. Currently, 2.7 million children (minors under 18) in the United States have an incarcerated parent. In addition, the United States incarcerates juveniles at a much higher rate than other nations and spends $6 billion per year on juvenile corrections. On any given day, there are over 70,000 juveniles in custody in the US. Furthermore, the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that puts minors into solitary confinement, sends juveniles to adult prisons, and imposes life sentences without parole. And, perhaps most disturbing, at the current rate of incarceration, 1 in 3 African American youth will be in prison during their lifetime.
What Give a Beat is doing about it:
Give a Beat’s DJ Workshops for youth are offered in collaboration with our existing partners, A Place Called Home, The Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club, and Girls Rock Detroit. We are currently expanding these workshops to Arts for Incarcerated Youth and Homeboy Industries. The workshops are designed to promote self-confidence, empowerment, individuality, and healing from trauma. They also celebrate and encourage positive forms of self-expression through dance music.
About Internternational Youth Day:
August 12th is the UN declared International Youth Day. On this date each year, the UN recognizes efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society and also promotes ways to engage youth to get more involved in making positive contributions to their communities.