Youth for Human Rights Tampa Bay Beneficiary of Intl Youth Theatre

Tampa, FL (PressExposure) August 13, 2009 -- Youth for Human Rights Tampa Bay ( is the beneficiary of proceeds from the International Youth Theatre’s endearing performance of Annie Jr., performed by forty youth, ages two to seventeen, at the Francis Wilson Playhouse Theater, on August 8th, 2009.

The International Youth Theatre utilizes young talents and artist abilities to forward the messages of Youth for Human Rights in a variety of ways to help educate others on human rights.

In their Clearwater production, the kids performed to a packed house as the young performers sang and danced the story of Annie Jr., itself a story of human rights violations, with original opening skits educating the audience about Human Rights, including most appropriately “The Right to Play.”

Youth for Human Rights Florida educates both in and out of the classroom on human rights as laid out in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Educating someone outside the classroom about a human right has unlimited possibilities,” says Dustin McGahee, President of Youth for Human Rights Tampa Bay. “The Human Rights skits highlight children’s rights in a new wave of art in the combining of kids educating kids about people’s rights and the arts.”

The three opening skit performances expressed lessons in human rights in an entertaining and funny manner. Arianna Lorenzini and Martina Zerbo relayed the first message that The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights created this declaration to give rights to all people everywhere, just because they are human. “The Right to Play”, the subject of the second skit, is a right taken for granted by many, but is a right many children across the world don’t get to experience in their everyday lives. The final skit had the audiences rolling with laughter as Jonathan Schneider and Matt Beck fought for human rights and ended with peace and tolerance for all.

International Youth Theatre, currently performing in Clearwater, Florida, has the mission to assist the development of young artist while enlightening them on their abilities and responsibilities to help improve human rights around the world. For more information visit

Youth for Human Rights of Tampa Bay ( is a chapter of Youth for Human Rights International that was formed in 2001. Youth for Human Rights International and its many chapters teaches human rights education both in the classroom and beyond traditional education settings. As humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard said: "Human Rights must be made a fact not an idealistic dream." YHRI and YHRTB aim to reach people from diverse backgrounds and their materials often appeal across generations. From teaching human rights through conferences and workshops to hip-hop and dancing, the message spreads around the world and reaches onto every continent and into many countries. To volunteer at Youth for Human Rights of Tampa Bay, contact Dustin McGahee, President, at or visit []. To find a group in your area visit

About Youth for Human Rights Tampa Bay

Youth for Human Rights of Tampa Bay
Media Contact:
Antonella Antonecchia
Social Reform Director
3102 N Habana Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607
Tel. 1 727-259-8211

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Press Release Submitted On: August 13, 2009 at 8:05 am
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