FORT WAYNE – Fort Wayne residents this month will have a chance to experience the many talents the communitys youth have to offer.
Mayor Tom Henrys Youth Engagement Council will have its second Fort Waynes Almost Famous event this month, showcasing a variety of local teens.
Julia Sanchez, a 17-year-old junior at Northrop High School, said the event will feature music, dancing and even rap. Sanchez, who serves on the council, said the event will help show people how talented the youth are in the area.
Our goal is to bring youth together downtown, she said. We know we have a city of wonderful talent.
The event will include a performance by Certiflyyed and HipHop4theCity, a local hip-hop group that was featured in the video My City that expresses pride in Fort Wayne.
Henry said he was proud of the work by the council to put on such a large, free event.
Im amazed at the drive, energy and determination these students have for this highly visible undertaking, he said.
The event will be 7 to 10 p.m. April 28 on Calhoun Street between Wayne and Berry streets. Last years event was at Parkview Field.
The event will raise money for the local Center for Nonviolence.
Teen groups or those interested in performing at the event can apply at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups interested in sponsoring the event should call 427-2724.