DHS News September 2011
September 2011 DHS Newsletter
Music Festival raises more than $15,000 for children and youth
On Sept. 4, the 12th annual Allegheny County Music Festival raised more than $15,000 to benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund (ACMFF), despite persistent rain and muddy ground conditions.
The ACMFF provides children and youth served by DHS and Juvenile Probation with life-enriching items and opportunities otherwise unavailable through government funds. Providing funding for dance and karate classes, music lessons, summer camp, and graduation expenses are just a few of the many ways that the ACMFF creates a sense of normalcy in the life of a vulnerable child or adolescent.
The main event for this year’s festival was a performance by Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root. This was the fourth year in a row that Rusted Root has performed for the festival to help benefit ACMFF.
In addition to the Rusted Root performance, this year’s festival was kicked-off with an opening performance by three youth who participated in the We Rock Workshop this summer. The workshop is a residency program led by Liz Berlin of Rusted Root that teaches foster youth to open up creatively through music. The youth, Deidra, Aaliyah and Shannon, sang four songs for the crowd of concert-goers.
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