Karysa Kent

Benefit concert at The Barn

by Karysa Kent on November 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A benefit concert will be held at The Barn this Saturday to bring awareness and funds towards the youth and young adults in our community.

The benefit concert will feature musicians Rese Jhordan and Hayley Watson. As well as a 50/50 drawing and silent auction so proceeds can support the Short Term 12 Life Skills Center.

“Which is a center that promotes diversion programs for youth and young adults and life skills programming that keeps the youth and young adults out of incarceration and promotes Self-efficacy,” said Life Skills Center Executive Director Jennifer Todd.

For those interested in attending can learn about the sessions taught at the Life Skills Center such as anger management, conflict resolution, employment basics, and financial management.

“Over the last 13-14 years I’ve worked with about 60-70 young adults,” Todd said. “Well they started at about 15 years old and I started working with them and they’re in their twenties now. About four or five volunteered to come and speak about what the life skills program has done for them and how it changed their life.”

Owner of The Barn Jim Watson exclaimed this will be a great opportunity to come out and help support the programs at Life Skills Center.

“From the moment I met Jennifer Todd, just seeing her passion in wanting to go and help the youth in the community and really try to build our community up,” Watson said. “It’s really exciting and I’m just happy to be a part of it.”

The benefit concert is November 18, 2017 at The Barn located on Linden Avenue. The benefit will start at 5:00 P.M. and finish at 11:00 P.M.