|Today's Top Hip-Hop & Rock Artists to Perform Exclusively for 5,000 Local Youth Volunteers|
Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC), the national youth volunteerism movement that motivates young people to get involved and help their communities, today announced that recording artists T.I., Panic! At the Disco, Young Jeezy, Taking Back Sunday, Fabolous, Don Omar and others will perform at this year's New York City concert event on September 23 at the legendary Radio City Music Hall. The event will be hosted by Nick Cannon. The concert is in recognition of the 5,000 hard-working local youth who volunteered four hours of community service through BMRC to earn tickets to this ultra-exclusive event.
RockCorps, an organization harnessing the power of music to inspire volunteerism, and Boost Mobile, a wireless telecommunications brand dedicated to boosting the lives of today's youth, have partnered to continue the youth movement for social change. Combining the power of music, community and volunteerism, Boost Mobile RockCorps will offer entrance to this summer's most popular concerts for which the only way in is to earn tickets by contributing four hours of volunteer service.
BMRC volunteers work on a range of service projects in partnership with local non-profit organizations, including school and playground renovations, environmental initiatives, food distribution and more. Leading up to the NYC concert, the BMRC program made stops this summer in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. By the end of the 2006 tour, BMRC volunteers will have contributed approximately 40,000 hours of community service and transformed close to 125 project sites in eight cities across the country.
People interested in participating at any of the upcoming BMRC events are encouraged to log onto www.boostmobilerockcorps.com or call 888-ROCK-889 for more information and to register for membership. Boost Mobile RockCorps members will be notified of opportunities in their area to volunteer and asked to commit four hours to a specific event or ongoing cause.
RockCorps is an organization that harnesses the power of music to inspire volunteerism. Based on the early work of The Greenbucks Foundation, RockCorps was founded in 2003 to affect social change and act as the bridge between communities in need and the young adults who want to make them better. RockCorps' goals are to introduce volunteerism to teens and young adults, motivate people to volunteer in their community and launch a national movement. The company has formulated a unique blend of music, community and volunteerism to expose young people to simple ways they can proactively contribute to the greater good. The program employs music as an incentive to entice and then funnel volunteers through established non-profit organizations. By completing four hours of community service, each participant receives a ticket to a signature RockCorps event which features performances by some of the hottest names in music. Experience shows that after volunteering once with RockCorps, young people are twice as likely to do it again.
About Boost Mobile
Based in Irvine, California, Boost Mobile is a lifestyle-based telecommunications brand focused on offering premium Pay-As-You-Go wireless phones and services to the youth market. Boost Mobile is dedicated to boosting the lives of today's young people by contributing to youth development programs. Boost's community relations efforts, which include Boost Mobile RockCorps, Boost Mobile Ahead of the Game youth basketball camps, support to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Historically Black Colleges and Universities and more, are helping young people enhance their lifestyle and status, and build stronger connections and greater independence. Experience Boost on the Web at www.boostmobile.com