Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Adam Hicks (Zeke and Luther), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Katerina Graham (Vampire Diaries), Penny Marshall and many others will attend Children Mending Hearts' 4th annual Please Mr President Workshop in Los Angeles on May 7.

Children Mending Hearts, a national non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, will host its 4th Annual Please Mr. President Workshop, a campaign designed to empower at-risk kids across the nation through creative expression. During this day-long event, children will write letters to President Barack Obama imploring him to pay attention to the realities of America’s homeless youth. Attendees will also dance, have the chance to participate in photography workshops and create artwork that will be sent to children living in Haiti and Japan in an effort to give each child a voice and sense of global community. Additionally, jewelry-making workshops will be available to at-risk mothers who attend the event.

Children Mending Hearts is a global arts exchange between at-risk children in America and children living in conflict zones that educates, empowers and encourages children and gives them a voice, inspiring them to a sense of empathy and desire for peace. Founded in 2008 by Lysa Heslov, it is the organization’s belief that creative stimulation will become the connective tissue between children in various cultures and will produce individuals with a global vision motivated by a more peaceful impulse.

The event takes place at 7000 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles on May 7. More information can be found here.

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