Event- Cook County Officer Raises Teen Homelessness Awareness w/ Theatrical Production, Cynderfella

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Cook County Juvenile Detention Center’s Delinquency Specialist, Cassandra Bell is raising awareness about teen homelessness through the Arts. Through, “Save Me 2 Live Foundation, NFP,” an arts program dedicated to youth exposed to violence and community support, Bell and a young group of talented artists and actors will raise money to support homeless teens. Bell’s current mission for teen homelessness will be displayed in her latest premiere musical stage play, Cynderfella at the Martin Luther King Center, 4622 S. King Drive, May 5th – May 6th, 2017.
Cynderfella is a musical adaptation of the classical “Cinderella,” through the eyes of Ryan Cynderfella. Ryan is a 17-year-old senior at Brooks High School, who struggles with life after the untimely death of his mother. Ryan faces the many emotions of grief, abandonment, and fear a child faces when losing a parent. Ryan’s recent tragedy also exposes a major issue that is known far too well by many Chicago teens unfortunately, homelessness. Cynderfella also deals with the political and social injustices youth in America face, with the solution of community involvement and an educational foundation to fill in the breach.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to foundations for teen homelessness. Bell’s commitment to the youth through the Arts and as an officer for the past eights years has given kids and teens a safe and creative way to escape their environments. With the support of the community, Bell’s mission to use musical theater to combat grief, anger, and anxiety in our youth proves to be an effective tool against violence. “A lot of people think you need a million dollars to help. That’s not true,” says Bell, who continued to say, “What our young people need is time, interest, and focus. A child should have safety, shelter, and love. No excuses and No exceptions!”
 
Attendees can purchase tickets through Eventbrite HERE

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