The Lyrical Groove

Rebecca Jade

Cedrice Ce

sensation Reneé Dominique headlines Songs for Shelters, a free livestream concert. Southern California artists


Rebecca Jade, Cedrice Ce and The Lyrical Groove will also perform at the virtual concert. Hailing from the Philippines,

Reneé Dominique is a global advocate for homeless youth and a young international artist known for her YouTube channel. She has over 1.3 million subscribers on YouTube and 210 million views and plays combined on Spotify. Reneé Dominique recently

released a single with Jason Mraz, “Could I Love You Any More,” and “The Rose” with Bloome. Songs for Shelter will raise money for homeless youth in San Diego and the Philippines, through San Diego Youth Services (SDYS). More than 1,500 children are experiencing homelessness in San Diego on any given night and about 250,000 children experiencing homelessness in the Philippines. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the severity of San Diego’s invisible and heartbreaking homelessness crisis, with these youth often facing horrific

repare for an entertaining and inspirational night on Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. as singing

experiences on the streets, including human trafficking, assault and sexual violence. Youth experiencing homelessness also often struggle with their mental health and many are unable to finish school or find a job to support themselves. “We are working very hard to end

youth homelessness in San Diego,” SDYS CEO Walter Philips said. “These children and young adults experiencing homelessness will not be given the opportunity for the bright and productive future they deserve, unless they receive help, and that is where San Diego Youth Services comes in.” SDYS works to end the cycle of homelessness by moving youth into safe and stable housing and providing safe places to live and long-term solutions for children and young adults who otherwise would have nowhere to go. The organization also provides wraparound services, including the tools and training youth need to become self-sufficient and create healthy and productive paths in life. “Our dream is for every child

to have a safe home, in a safe community, free from gangs, drugs and violence,” Philips said. “We will not stop until there are no more youth experiencing homelessness in San Diego.”

San Diego Youth Services empowers youth to reach their highest potential. The nonprofit organization has improved the lives of more than 770,000 homeless, runaway and other vulnerable youth. Founded in 1970, SDYS now provides services to more than 28,000 youth at more than 100 community locations annually. Their work embraces all youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. San Diego Youth Services is a safe zone for LGBTQ+ youth. You can join their life-saving mission as a volunteer. San Diego


Youth Services integrates volunteers into every aspect of their important work. With almost as many volunteers as staff, SDYS relies on volunteers to achieve the mission to empower youth to reach their highest potential.

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