Young Americans teach local kids the value of music

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Young Americans are a non-profit musical outreach group with shows all around the world.

The group teaches kids the art of song, dance, and expressing themselves.

Dakota Rader, a member of the Young Americans said, "From sixth grade or fifth grade, all the way through seniors in high school, we provide them with a safe space to try new things and step out of their comfort zone. So, we just use the tool of music for these kids to step out and find themselves."

They're currently rehearsing for their variety show at the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center at Mosley High School in Lynn Haven.

The group not only teaches kids the value of music but the value of self-worth.

Christian Wilken, another member of the Young Americans said, "Every kid in here, they're with us, they've had 1,002 bad days in their lives and they've made it through every single one of them."

The Young Americans are showing these local kids that everyone can change the world, one song at a time.

The variety show will take place Saturday night at the Mosley Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10.