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    Youth Charities to Spike in the New Year

    With the New Year rapidly approaching people begin to look forward and wonder what new music and entertainment trends are in store for us on the horizon. Recently there has been an explosion of young music talent on the scene and it is expected this will only grow moving into 2014 with seemingly limitless potential of social media. But a rush of youthful talent in the entertainment and music industry tells us is something far more significant in terms of worldly value and potential changes in our country.

    It is no surprise that celebrities and icons choose their charities based on where their heart lies. It is also no surprise that younger actors or musicians charitable interests often lay in different charities than those of adults. A good example would be the Alzheimer’s Association charity that the young One Direction lads support. Most likely because this disease could greatly affect the loved ones in their life it makes sense for them to put their time and energy towards enhancing Alzheimer care methods.

    Another example of demographic charity is Canadian teen sensation Isaac Basal. Even without attaching his name to a label, his debut track “No Other Girl” has been spreading like a wild fire across the Internet and media sites. Rumor has it that while developing the many songs he has in store for us in 2014, he will also be linking up with bullying charities and causes including performances to raise awareness for bullying that he sees everyday while attending his high school in Montreal.

    Another young and up-and-coming artist that has joined the fight against bullying into the new year is 16-year-old Tyler Layne formerly of radio Disney who is quite vocal in his support of bullying. He is currently the spokesperson for the “Country Pop Rock Tour” where anti-bullying is their leading message – “Be a friend, not a bully”.

    Entertainment has become pivotal for the efforts of charities all around the world and only continues to do so as their sphere for influence grows with the invention of each new social media platform. Where ideas can be expressed more freely, organically and frequently. Hopefully with all of these fresh young faces in influential positions, we can bring the fight against bullying to the forefront and other neglected youth problems affecting our country. With 80% of teens in high school experiencing some form of cyber bullying, lets make this our country’s largest New Years Resolution.
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