By Mira Reverente
Agoura High School’s Kids Helping Kids (KHK) Foundation will hold a benefit concert at the Performing Arts Education Center on Saturday, April 19th.
Marking its first year at the school, the student-run foundation is hoping to slowly change lives and make its mark in the community by raising money and holding events.
The event, dubbed “Our Agoura,” will be headlined by American singer-songwriter John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, known for his piano-based rock. Teen actress Bailee Madison is also expected to grace the stage as a special guest.
Composed primarily of high school seniors plus a sprinkling of juniors, KHK Agoura is an off-shoot of KHK Santa Barbara.
“They’ve been around for 11 years at San Marcos High School,” said Brett Hollander, chief financial officer of KHK Agoura and a senior at Agoura High.
The 501 (c) 3 organization assists a variety of students and causes, both in the US and abroad. “We’ve helped someone get a much-needed hand surgery,” he said. “We’ve also helped pay for college application fees.”
But there’s more to the foundation than that, according to Hollander. “We don’t always announce what we’re doing; we prefer to let our work do the talking for us,” he said.
Unlike other non-profits, KHK has no employees, so 100 percent of event proceeds go directly towards kids in need, Hollander said.
In addition to the concert, there will be a family street fair, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym parking lot that will feature various vendors, live music, DJs and food. Street fair tickets are $5 each, available for purchase on the day of the event.
Tickets to the benefit concert are $30 to $80. To purchase concert tickets, click here.