South Florida Youth Organizing Parkland Benefit Concert

First, local teens used their voices in the local community, as well as in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., to call for stricter gun laws in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that ended 17 lives and injured more than a dozen others.

Now, a group of 15 teenagers, including students and alumni of that school, are planning a concert to benefit Parkland, the victims’ families, and the survivors.

One student from another nearby high school tells The Miami Herald, “We’re doing it for the 17 victims,” while a recent Stoneman Douglas alum explains that he wants to help show the world that Parkland is strong and will pull through.

Plans began to take shape a few days ago with discussions between the group and music representatives. A date and venue have yet to be announced, although a GoFundMe page is accepting donations to cover production costs, with the remainder intended to go to the victims and their families. Those scheduled to perform so far include: the Aces, American Authors, and COIN.

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