Rock The Cause High School: Move Over Glee !
Rock the Cause is pleased to announce our new program: Rock the Cause High School! We believe in the power of young people and it is our passion to help students aged 18 and under to discover causes that resonate with them while developing leadership skills!
Volunteering helps young people understand the real needs in their community and what they can do to make an impact. Volunteering builds self esteem, team work and leadership skills.
"Rock the Cause has always wanted to do all ages events" said Casie Siekman RTC High School Volunteer Coordinator "Booking all ages shows in a bar was not the right format. So we decided to take the music and the message to the students in their own classrooms. The results have been awesome!"
For the past year, Rock the Cause has partnered with Junior Achievement to help engage high school students to get involved in their communities. Rock the Cause has become a favorite guest organization at Junior Achievement events, delivering a message that is about volunteerism, nonprofit careers and social entrepuenerism.
"The people at Rock the Cause are truly visionary! Their passion and commitment to humanitarianism is the foundation of Rock the Cause. As an educator, I am excited to share this opportunity to serve humankind with my students. The Rock the Cause dream for bettering the world is contagious." - Colleen Neary, Faculty Member, Anoka, MN High School
Rock the Cause recently visited the High School of Recording Arts Minnesota for a job shadow event sponsored by Junior Achievement. HSRA works to help students earn a diploma who might have otherwise dropped out of school. HSRA is currently a part of the "26 Seconds" campaign to keep at risk kids from dropping out.
Rock the Cause created a "Pep Rally" format that included live music by Pictures of Then and a motivational talk with our CEO, Scott Herold. The RTC team then divided the HSRA students into groups to help them learn how to plan a charitable concert event. We even signed up over 20 students to volunteer at Minnesota AIDS Walk!
Thanks for coming our school today! said Sayra Loftus instructor at HSRA "It was rocktastic! Also, your words of guidance and inspiration were taken to heart by many, THANK YOU!"
Rock The Cause is partnering with the Minnesota AIDS Project for the upcoming MN AIDS Walk on Sunday May 15, 2011. The event begins with a walk and run, starting at 7:00 AM, and culminates with an all-ages concert from 12 to 5, featuring some of the Twin Cities hottest acts like Alison Scott and The Melismatics!
If you are a teacher, parent or student, we invite your school to form a school-wide walk team. RTC can help you to enroll volunteers and provide your students with a diverse and enlightening philanthropic experience. We will be happy to provide your school with a pep rally, presented by Rock the Cause, with local musicians and RTC employees to inform, entertain and engage students who wish to volunteer in their communities. We will also provide our high school volunteers with free T-Shirts and an MN AIDS Walk compilation album download card.
We also plan to create a friendly competition between the high schools we enlist to encourage higher levels of participation. The high school that enlists the most volunteers (for the school-wide walk team and other volunteer positions) will win a free concert at their school. That concert will be a great chance for your students to hear free music, sign up for other volunteer opportunities, support a cause, meet local musicians and receive coverage of the great accomplishment the school achieved!
Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns. A Rock the Cause representative can meet with your school anytime.
High School Volunteer Coordinator
Rock the Cause