This is really a celebration of the power
of the arts and entertainment when used positively to transform children’s lives. It’s that simple. I think that’s really inspirational for kids.
Like, they can, if they have a dream, it teaches them they can just go for it. The problem is, in our society it seems we’ve
cut our budgets and have taken music and arts out of the schools and out of the society
to support oil and gas. You know, is that what we want to do? Then he walked over, and just a really really
polite nice kid with a very very pronounced stutter. But then he got up on that stage
and rapped, and I mean this kid can rap, he was amazing. Creating using yourimagination, really, it
heals. What I’m trying to say is, you know, around
the world music is medicine. I would like to again thank Jim, and we’re
only as great as our kids, would you agree? No doubt about it. Right, so we’re here to help the kids. Pop culture right now is extremely violent
and vapid and if you look at the number one viewed videos on Youtube, it’s all musicians.
By and large, that’s where children are looking to get their role models, the influences. Children are on screens 7 to 13 hours a day,
they’re consuming this information and then living out those behaviors. So we said look,
if we can come together and do something positive, there’s a huge potential. This is a global
reach that we see this initiative starting nationally and growing beyond, so Imagination
Heals. Check that out. So I said why not help the kids? We got together,
we formed a little group together and decided let’s rock, let’s do it.