Rock Out Youth Poverty is an annual event hosted by the Salesian Youth Movement USA West to promote poverty awareness that is taking place around the community and the world. Rock Out Youth Poverty is and opportunity where participants of all ages can come and learn about the different types of poverty that is happening around the world in different nations, such Gypsies in Europe or poverty in Africa by visiting our "Global Village". At the "Global Village" participants will have the opportunity to educate themeselves about poverty by watching videos on kids living in poverty, playing emulators on how it's like to live a week in a third world country, interactive quiz on US poverty, and much more.
There will be three social justice activities, sponsored by our local parishes and centers that participants can also be a part of and help make a difference such as:
- Blanket making for homeless teens at Lydia House, Casa Youth Shelter, and His Nesting Place (Sponsored by St. Bartholomew).
- Cape making for sick children in Children Hospitals. (Sponsored by the Salesian Cooperators)
- Lunch making for the homeless. (Sponsored by Bishop Mora Salesian High School
Local social justice organizaitons are invited to exhibit their works in the community such as Catholic Relief Service (CRS), Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), and Covenant House California just to name a few (Check out our Exhibitor page for a complete list). This is a great opportnity for youth groups, social justice groups, or any type of club to get involved with the community as well as getting resources and ideas for social justice activites from our exhibitors that one can do at their respective cite or community.
You can't call an event Rock Out Youth Poverty without the "Rock Out"!! Each year we invite bands to perform some of their latest hits and upcoming songs. Previous years we have had Clap for Poland, Vital Noise, Jam Daddies, and many solo artists. This years line-up will star returning favorites Ghost Lit Kingdom and others to be determine!! Come spend some time with us while enjoying some great alternative rock music!! Bands will be playing number one hits from the 90's, new and popular rock songs, and original pieces of their own!!
Remember to join us Sunday March 19th, 2017 at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower from 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM (doors open at 3:00 PM). Event is open to all ages!