TO TEACH RESILIENCE THROUGH SONG AND HONEST, UNSCRIPTED COMMUNICATION.
"FLINTFACE and its members have been extremely proactive in trying to educate their fans about mental health, particularly about depression among youth. They have been very involved with suicide prevention efforts throughout the Northeast, and have even successfully intervened in an instance when a teenager was in crisis."
~Phillip Raskin, Senior Director Public Education, The National Mental Health Association
(now Mental Health America)
TAKE BACK YOUR VOICE CONCERT EVENT
- IN FOUR PARTS -
- THE FOUR PARTS -
We like to invite the schools to have one of their student's bands, dance groups, step teams, rappers, poets, spoken word, etc open for us for the first few minutes to give students a sense of ownership by participation. It makes a statement to the students that the show is about them not us.
We ask that prior to the day of the event teachers would have their students write on a piece of paper a word, story, drawing or anything that inspires and encourages them. Even to share something they just haven't been able to express out loud. They then bring these papers to the event and they are added to the thousands of papers already on the stage. Some will even be selected to come up and read from the pile!
THE GUITAR SIGNING
During the concert we pass FLINTFACE's guitar around the audience with markers to be 'autographed' by the students. This is a tradition and statement that we are all equal. There are NO rockstars.
THE FLASH MOB
In advance, we forward sheet music to your choir director with 4 simple lines to the chorus of our last song. At the preset cue the choir stands in the audience where they are and sings along with us.