Teens Give Gift of Song with Sing It Out: Published in The Independent

AHA! Concert Features Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles This Sunday, April 29, a dozen teenagers will take to the Lobero Theatre stage to perform solo renditions of rock-and-roll covers — sharing their gift of song and spreading the love. With Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles with Sister Laura providing backup for the teens, the concert is a culminating event for AHA! (Attitude, Harmony, Achievement), a nonprofit that fosters social and emotional intelligence in thousands of area adolescents. Courtesy Photo Link to Article on The Independent: https://www.independent.com/news/2018/apr/24/teens-give-gift-song-sing-it-out/ AHA! Executive Director Jennifer Freed described the proces

Santa Barbara teens organize living sculpture for disaster relief: Published in The Channels

Community members join together to create a dove rising from flames at the Rising Together event on Saturday, April 21, at Santa Barbara City College. Nolan Barickman, a local firefighter, took a camera over 100 feet in the air on a ladder from a city fire truck to capture this image. Link to Article on The Channels: https://www.thechannels.org/features/2018/04/22/santa-barbara-teens-organize-living-sculpture-for-disaster-relief/ Hundreds of community members gathered on City College’s West Campus Lawn on Saturday to form a living art piece in the shape of a dove rising out of flames. The event, called “Rising Together,” was a commemorative celebration of unity that brought 25 different busi

Judy Foreman: In Aftermath of Disasters, AHA! Moment Puts Focus on Rising Together: Published in Noo

Teenagers organize SBCC event to celebrate community resiliency while also creating a living painting of unity and healing Teams of teenagers from AHA! have been volunteering with the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade to help Montecito recover from the deadly flash flooding and debris flows. Now the students are organizing a Rising Together project to celebrate community resiliency and healing. (Donnie Hedden photo / www.donniehedden.com) Link to Article on noozhawk.com: https://www.noozhawk.com/article/judy_foreman_aftermath_of_disasters_aha_moment_rising_together_20180415 Teenagers with the nonprofit group AHA! have been helping the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade dig out Montecito, which was deva

Local teens volunteer with Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade: Published in KEYT

Santa Barbara- S County Local teens from the non-profit group Aha! pitched in to help the Santa Barbara Bucket Bridgade's recovery efforts in Montecito. The teens, ages 13 to 19, shoveled and brushed mud away from trees to save them from suffocating in an open space on San Leandro Lane. Link to article on keyt.com: http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/local-teens-volunteer-with-santa-barbara-bucket-brigade/724647889 Aha!, based in Santa Barbara, serves 3,500 teens every year by helping them connect emotionally and socially through school, after-school and summer programs. Many of those teens may have not had access to these learning opportunities otherwise. "The takeaway for all

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