May 20, 2009

Media Contacts
Kizha Davidson, Public Relations

Roxann Drake, Director of Programs
Dream Power International

Dream Power Foundation Launches the "Shooting Star Kids" Campaign with a Community Culture Celebration

Non-profit movie kicks-off fundraising campaign with free community event and first public preview of Star Kids

Seattle, WA – The Dream Power Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its "Shooting Star Kids" fundraising campaign, hosted by Central Cinema on May 24, 2009. The Community Culture Celebration is a free event featuring positive entertainment for the whole family. In addition, this will be the first sneak peek at scenes from the Star Kids movie – an independent film that aspires to teach positive values to one million at-risk youth.

Violence on our streets has become so common that the Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to spend an additional $1.3 million on the mayor's Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, aimed at reducing youth gang violence. Star Kids also hopes to reach out to at-risk youth by offering them positive role models that counter the glorification of violence seen all too often in media, movies and video games. Film director and Dream Power Foundation founder William Spiritdancer said, “Now, more than ever, it is important that we counteract the stereotypical roles our children see portrayed by the media by creating positive, unique, and uplifting alternatives.” The goal is to finish filming the rest of the movie this summer, edit during the fall and release the film in early 2010. This "Shooting Star Kids" event will be the first of several to help raise awareness of the project and enough money to finish production on schedule. “With these event want to share our vision with communities and families, bring together those that support our youth, and celebrate those that exemplify the positivity we want our kids to aspire to.”

Join us Sunday afternoon from 3 – 5:30pm for a variety of activities:

* Entertainment and music provided by local artists and performers
* First sneak peek of the Star Kids Movie, cast and crew meet & greet
* Presentation and Q&A with film director, William Spiritdancer
* Win great raffle prizes donated by community sponsors
* Bid on special silent auction items
* Face painting and other kid-friendly fun!
* Enjoy free appetizers catered by Central Cinema (Dinner and drinks available for purchase)

The event is free and open to the public; RSVP and guarantee your spot through Brown Paper Tickets or the Star Kids website. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Central Cinema
1411 21st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 686-6684

Event sponsors include Café Stellina, Retrofit Home, Ropa Bella, Thai Ginger, Izilla Toys, Flame of Hope, Samaraya Center, A Season to Heal, The Seattle Film Institute,, Uberstix Toys, Affordable Tire & Break, Madrona Grocery Outlet, Frank's Barber & Beauty Salon, Tech Lab, Cappy's Boxing Gym, Design Alchemy, Golem Copy Center, Alternative Suites, Genji Blue the Clown, Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, Synapse, and Whimsy Home Decor. Special offers and information from these local businesses will be available.

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About Dream Power Foundation:
The Dream Power Foundation was established in 2009 by entrepreneurs and former computer technologists William Spiritdancer and Roxann Drake. The mission is to inspire and empower individuals – especially youth – to explore their unique gifts and life purpose with programs like the Inspired Youth Project and Star Kids film.