Local group reaches out to children

DEL MAR — Three years strong, YouthJamz, a local organization of youths helping youths, run by La Costa Canyon High School students Noah and Jenna Lizerbram, is hosting the Share the Music Benefit Concert, kicking off at 5:30 p.m. April 28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The musical line-up for this year includes The Cab, Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday and Artist vs. Poet. Proceeds will benefit children of the two organizations, Rising Star Outreach and Falling Whistles.Tickets are available on Ticketmaster. Advance ticket cost is $15, Tickets at the door are $20. All ages are welcome.

Rising Star Outreach is a non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of leprosy and the rehabilitation of the leprosy-affected in India. In India alone, there are more than 700 leprosy colonies. Today, Rising Star Outreach provides education, housing and food for nearly 200 children whose parents are leprosy-affected.

Falling Whistles is a campaign for peace in Congo. Stemming from a journal written about boys sent to the front lines of war, armed with only a whistle, the Falling Whistles campaign launched with a simple response – make their weapon your voice and be a whistleblower for peace in Congo. Proceeds go to rehabilitate and advocate for war-affected children.

The proceeds from the concert will supply Rising Star and Falling Whistles with music equipment for the youth and music programs in their institutions. All proceeds and donations will go directly to Rising Star Outreach and Falling Whistles.