On Saturday May 21, 29 Los Angeles Unified Schools will send their biggest and best on-campus celebrities to compete in a head-to-head battle to determine the district’s best singers,dancers, musicians, visual artists and spoken word performers at the Beyond the Bell Take Action Leadership Campaign event.

Competition winners will receive scholarships, awards and prizes awarded by Hollywood celebrities such as Nick Cannon (Teen Nick Chairman, America’s Got Talent), Romeo Miller (Jumping The Broom), Allison Iraheta (Top 4 finalist on American Idol), Teck Holmes (The Real World, Hole In The Wall Host), Jason “2Z” Duncan (Stomp the Yard 1 & 2), by Poreotics (Current Champions of Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew) and More. In addition Performances are scheduled by Nick Cannon’s Ncredible artists The School Gyrls (self titled Teen Nick Movie), the Wonder Broz (New hit single “Chitty Chitty”), L.A. dance legends the Rangers & Colette Carr (Interscope/Cherry Tree artist). The day will be further highlighted with a 2,000 student flash mob led by celebrity choreographer Chuck Maldonado (Missy Elliott, Usher).

The event will also be attended by various political leaders including L.A. City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Jan Perry.

“I loved to perform when I was a teen so I know how important it is for young people to have opportunities to be inspired and to share their gifts with the world,” says Nick Cannon. “There are so many talented kids out there that are like celebrities in the circles they travel in. The great thing about this event is that it really gives them an opportunity to shine, to inspire others and to have something to look forward to.”

Now in its 4th year, Beyond the Bell’s Take Action Leadership Campaign is a district-wide initiative to utilize after school and in-school activities and programming as a vehicle to reduce violence, increase attendance, improve grades and prepare students for college and the job market.

WHERE: The event will take place on three stages on the New York streets of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood , CA. Entrance is through the Windsor gate on Melrose Ave.

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