Newswise — Health People’s Kids-Helping-Kids will be performing their positive, upbeat rap song, “Pull Your Pants Up,” the viral YouTube video and song produced for the kids by 60s singing sensation Lesley Gore (“It’s My Party,” “You Don’t Own Me”). The rap is 100 percent written by the kids – some of the most underserved children in the city and the country. It aims to empower and educate other kids to reach higher and build their own lives even through their often difficult situations of family breakup, addiction, AIDS, illness and foster care. To become what they are – youth with a future, and not kids with their pants sagging on the ground.
Established in 1990, Health People is a groundbreaking peer education, prevention and support organization in the South Bronx whose mission is to train and empower residents of communities overwhelmed by chronic disease and AIDS to become leaders and educators in effectively preventing ill health, hospitalization, and unnecessary death. In addition to the performances of youth groups competing in MSG’s Kids Got Talent, the afternoon will include a fan fest for kids with many activities, a T-shirt giveaway and appearances by sports figures.
WHEN:Saturday, May 17, 20144:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:Plaza at Madison Square GardenOutside 7th Avenue Entrance at 33rd Street
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO COVER THE EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT: ChrisNorwood@HealthPeople.org 718-585-8585 ex 239Day of the event---Michael Goodhope Health People917-353-7437 (cell)Michaelgoodhope@healthpeople.org