Oct. 24, 2006
Sheltered Reality, a youth-oriented drumming group with a positive message about advocacy and action, will perform at Morningside College on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and Campus Ministries.
Sheltered Reality, founded in 1997, is a nationally recognized, award-winning organization that is the country’s first nonprofit musical organization dedicated to helping those who live in less fortunate circumstances, especially children who are homeless or runaways or who have experienced domestic violence or suffered from drug or alcohol abuse. The majority of the organization’s members are youth ages 7 to 18 from the Midwest.
The group combines high-energy music with an educational message which serves to inspire others to volunteerism. Their educational message focuses on facts, statistics, and real-life stories and inspires their audience members to advocate and take action for those in need.
The organization has received several national honors. Steve Schlosser, the organization’s executive director, was selected by the National Jaycees as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans for 2004 and he was given the Outstanding Young Iowan of the Year Award by the Iowa Jaycees in 2003. Sheltered Reality was awarded the Presidential Award for Best Youth Project Aimed at Ending Homelessness in America by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in 2003.