Search
Pin It
Favorite

Kids Out Loud Project Unites Communities in Song 

click to enlarge kidsbeat1-1-4b828b86cc7145e7.jpg

Vermonters can participate in a musical flash mob and show their support for high-quality, affordable childcare thanks to a new creative initiative from public awareness campaign Let's Grow Kids. The Kids Out Loud project aims to recruit 1,000 participants of all ages to sing an original song titled "Something Beautiful" that celebrates the importance of nurturing children. The tune was cowritten by local luminaries Kat Wright and Chris Dorman (better known as Mister Chris). Choreographer Lois Trombley created an accompanying dance. Leading up to the event, Let's Grow Kids will work with childcare providers to help teach children the song and dance. Video tutorials will be available on the Let's Grow Kids website. On the day of the event, participants will convene at Burlington's Hood Plant, then parade with African drummers up Church Street while performing an a cappella version of the song, followed by a sing-along with Mister Chris. Let's Grow Kids has spent a lot of time in diverse communities around Vermont talking to people about the importance of high-quality, affordable childcare, said the campaign's creative director Megan Stearns. The flash mob will be "a public, visible way to show solidarity."

The Kids Out Loud flash mob happens on Sunday, October 1, starting at 11:30 a.m. To sign up, visit letsgrowkids.org/kids-out-loud. Families who sign up by Friday, September 8, will get free superhero capes for kids to wear at the event.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines....

Readers also liked…

More by Alison Novak

camps central

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

Cuttingsville, VT

A unique summer camp for boys ages 10-14 in the heart of the Green Mountains. At Night Eagle, we live in tipis and do things that boys did hundreds of years ago - learn survival skills (fire making with flint & steel or bow drills, plant identification, tracking, camouflage), create…(more)

other camps » learn more »

The Kids Beat

Top Viewed Stories