Express Yourself PULSE
PAL Friday Family Support Group invites you to join them in a celebration of Children's Mental Health. 150 youth will perform in collaboration with Stomp, West African Drummers, Boston's Children Chorus, In the Mak'n, Stand Strickland, and Boston's best musicians.
Performance is on Thursday, May 17th at the Wang Theater in Boston. FREE transportation, admission, and *pizza provided!
Bus will leave from the rear parking lot of the Lynn YMCA (20 Neptune Blvd.) at 6:00pm sharp!
Call 781-599-9288 to register. Groups are welcome.
*Pizza and juice served for kids in the parking lot at 5:30pm. All youth must be accompanied by an adult.
About Express Yourself:
Express Yourself immerses young people into the creative world of music, dance, and visual arts and empowers them with life-changing results. Express Yourself celebrates cultural diversity and collaboration with isolated youth from 17 Department of Mental Health residential and inpatient facilities who form their own large community. Since 1989, over 2,200 kids in newly created communities have worked collaboratively with artists and celebrities such as Blue Man Group, STOMP, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, and Broadway dancers. Youth and artists become inspired during a full-year program creating set designs, visual art, and performance pieces for their grand celebration at the Citi Performing Arts Center’s Wang Theatre. Express Yourself challenges myths surrounding young people with mental illness and at-risk youth, allowing these individuals to explore art as a path toward a healthy sense of identity and belonging and toward feeling valued for their artistic contributions. More than 300 young people per year emerge from a sense of isolation in hospitals, residential programs, and community settings to a strong sense of collaboration and celebration in a thriving multi-disciplinary art community.