On the occasion of the International Year of Youth UN Youth Champion, American Actress and singer Monique Coleman, best known for her role in the “High School Musical” movies, is visiting Belgium from 3 to 8 June as part of her “Gimme MO” world tour to give a voice to young people.
On Saturday, 4 June, Monique participated in a "Let’s Go Urban flashmob" organized in the framework of ‘Urban Exchange around the Sea’, the first European project around urban arts with young dancers and coaches from Amsterdam, Utrecht and Liverpool. The project kicked off on 1 June in Antwerp. It is hosted by Let's Go urban and Antwerp European Youth Capital of 2011.
GimmeMo is an online talk show created and executive produced by Monique Coleman dedicated to empowering today's youth. Each episode features a compelling topic, such as teen homelessness, obesity, becoming environmentally conscious, body image, sex, drugs, and much more.
Their goal is to create an environment where teens feel safe and open to talking about real issues, bringing awareness to organizations that are serving teens, & conducting celebrity interviews to spotlight Hollywood's commitment to giving back. GimmeMo knows that young people are constantly on the web, so we want to meet them where they are and provide them with inspiration, resources and positive information.
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