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Raising Awareness for Youth Homeless in America


Filmmakers raise awareness and create change for the 1.8 million kids that are homeless and living on the streets in America.

Los Angeles, CA, June 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- An 11:11 Experiment & Spare Some Change present American Street Kid, a ground-breaking documentary and social movement to raise awareness and create change for America’s homeless youth.

The movie and the movement will be promoted at the following events:

The First Annual Unfuck The World Day™, June 8, 2013
June 8, 2013 marks the date for the first annual Unfuck The World Day (UTW Day™), with events and parties in cities around the globe, featuring local artists and reps of positive-action projects, with the goal to inspire and encourage everyday people to take positive action - big or small - to unfuck the world.

Taking place at: The Bootleg, a 1930's warehouse-turned-theater located on 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057. The lineup is an eclectic mix of live music, DJ, spoken words performances and people representing groups and organizations that do hands-on good in the hood.

Live Performances by:
The Lazy Stars feat. Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Jesse Green (Sound City Players) & Friends
Louden Swain, Symmetry, Mike The Poet, Drew Imagination, Rob Tepper

Representatives from:
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Homeless Youth Center, Laundry Love, Brian's Orchard, Monday Night Mission, Fuck Cancer, Ron Finley & American Street Kid

For advanced tickets please go to The Fold Presents at http://www.foldsilverlake.com/event/279709-unfuck-world-day-los-angeles/

and

Artists at the Auditorium celebration on June 3, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.
June 3, 2013 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Public Library: 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90401
6-9 p.m.
For more info: (310) 458-8600 - This event is free and family-friendly

American Street Kid shines a light on the forgotten kids living on the streets of America.

There are 1.8 million kids living on the streets of America right now. Every day, 13 of them will die. Abused, abandoned and neglected, these kids are forced to sleep under freeway passes, beg for food and sell their bodies just to survive.

In American Street Kid, filmmaker Michael Leoni sets out to make a two minute Public Service Announcement to raise awareness for homeless youth. His plan was to shoot for one day, but once he started meeting kids, and hearing their stories…one day turned into five years. It quickly became clear to him that a two-minute piece was not enough to communicate the depth of this issue. Most people are not aware of the homeless youth crisis in America, and it became his mission to change that.

Michael interviewed hundreds of kids. They told him about their lives, what brought them there, and why getting off the streets was so challenging.

He continued showing up, day after day, breaking through their walls and building trust. The kids quickly became inspired by what he was doing and wanted to help him tell their stories…to spread this critical message about homeless youth to the world. It was important to the kids that they played a role in helping other kids that were on the streets, and others that were at-risk of running away.

Filming was only part of the equation. Eventually kids started to reach out for help, and Michael could no longer remain an observer. He and his team helped over a dozen kids get off the streets, into rehabs and transitional living programs, and connected two pregnant teenagers with an adoption agency.

Throughout this journey Michael finds that underneath all of the pain and tragedy the kids have lived through… amazingly they still have hope. The most important lesson he learned from working with the kids is the importance of human connection and the undeniable impact of knowing someone cares.

American Street Kid is more than a film....It’s a movement to create awareness. Through partnerships with non-profits like NAEHCY (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth), The Space at Tompkins and others, American Street Kid and its parent non-profit Spare Some Change, will engage audiences, encourage activism and provide educational tools to promote change.

To get involved, or for more information on the movie and the movement go to: http://www.americanstreetkidmovie.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/americanstreetkid
Twitter: Http://www.twitter.com/americanstkid
Contact Information
Spare Some Change
Michelle Kaufer
(323) 377-7360
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www.americanstreetkidmovie.com

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