Concert raises $2,500 for homeless teenagers

Sarah Novicoff

Eleven students performed at a benefit concert May 19 to raise money for the Los Angeles Youth Network.

The network is a non-profit organization to support runaway and homeless adolescents in the Los Angeles area.

The show, named “Teens Helping Teens,” raised almost $2,500 from ticket sales and additional donations.

Approximately 90 people attended the concert at the MBar in Hollywood.

“The show was awesome,” performer Nicole West ’14 said. “We had a pretty full house, and everybody had a great time. I’m really happy I was given the chance to participate, and I think we would all love to do something like that another time in the future.”

The concert was organized by Molly Chapman ’14, who also performed.

“When choosing an organization, I knew I wanted it to benefit teens,” Chapman said. “Being at this school and living a privileged life is very special, and I felt and knew I had to give back.  As cheesy as this sounds, we are the future and I think we need to help one another out. I think we are lacking concern for fellow teens in our society, so I was glad that my friends and I were able to do something about it.”