Homeless Rock Stars Cranks It Up A Notch


50 homeless kids get help

The Homeless Rock Stars Project is entering the American high school system on Friday, March 11 and will be giving FIFTY HOMELESS HIGH SCHOOL KIDS the rock star treatment,  with the explicit purpose of permanently interrupting their path to homelessness.

Homeless kids from Shasta, Enterprise, Foothill, Pioneer, and North State High Schools will  participate in the event, along with roughly fifty Homeless Rock Stars Crew members. These  crew members consist of local community members representing Redding City Council,  Simpson University, the YMCA, Starbucks, Remax, Redding Rancheria Indian Tribe, and other  institutions.

Step 1 is that each homeless teenager will be given a full blown Rock Star photo session by  rock photographer Nigel Skeet, complete with hair and makeup by The Glam Squad. The  purpose of the hair & makeup and photo session is to boost self esteem, draw out positive self  expression and knock down psychological barriers.

Step 2 is that after the photo session, each participant will be INNERviewed by those members  of the community as if they were a rock star, with goal of establishing a personal connection and
changing the perception of homelessness.

Joining the Homeless Rock Stars crew will be Shimon Moore, former lead singer of Sick
Puppies and the creator of the viral Free Hugs campaign. Shim is now the frontman of his new band Screaming At Demons, and wrote the Homeless Rock Stars theme song, “ROCKSTAR”  some of the “previously homeless” who came through the project are also joining the Homeless  Rock Stars crew and will be on hand to offer encouragement and inspiration.

Homeless Rock Stars has blazed a path through the dark underbelly of homelessness and has
proven itself to be extremely effective in combating the stigma of homelessness head on!

This event is being sponsored by Josh Barker Real Estate Advisers, Shasta Family YMCA, Starbucks, Redding Rancheria Indian Tribe, and the Shasta Union High School District.

United Way of Northern California is the fiscal agent of Homeless Rock Stars.
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