Celebrate Youth 2012 is an engaging event by Youth Service Systems that provides parents, guardians, and all family units and their children with activities about all kinds of issues affecting youth – from college and relationships to drug use and gambling. This year the theme is “Vision That Matters.” Every day youth are challenged by life-changing choices and Celebrate Youth attempts to arm them with an arsenal of information to assist them in their decision-making. “Having a vision for the future is the first step to getting there.”
Celebrate Youth is Thursday August 2nd at Wheeling Park from 11 – 4:30 and is free to the public. Participants get full access to all Wheeling Park activities. Over 60 exhibitors will be at the event, including local colleges, universities, and training programs. Food, entertainment and prizes will also be provided.
Entertainment includes a board breaking demo by the Martial Arts Survival Club and juggling and hula hooping by Isa Campbell. Kicking off the performing artists are the Christian Rock Band Spoken IV at 11:30 – Vinnie Nobile – Lead Guitar/Rhythm Guitar/Singer, Garrick Sturm – Bass Guitar/Singer, Tanner Sturm – Lead Guitar/ Rhythm Guitar/Singer, and Aaron Jeffries – Drummer. Taking the second slot is acoustic rock act Two in Harmony – Howie Scott – Guitar/Vocals and Matt Uhlly. Going on third is Something Golden at 1:10, followed by Youngest N Charge at 2:10 and Sophia Kayafas is closing out the day with her delightful voice at 4:10.