The Uprising, a campus club, held a free outdoor music event in the Gorton Quad on Aug. 30.
“Off the Hook Thursday” is open to all students and the general public.
The event featured four live recording artists, activities like a slam dunk contest, and a prize giveaway.
Several booths were set up, offering a wide variety of services ranging from a surf meet-up (8 a.m. every Sat. at La Jolla Shores) to anti-bullying and post-college networking opportunities.
Representatives from the Associated Student Government and Cornerstone Church San Diego were also in attendance.
Organizers estimated between 300 to 400 students and members of the community actively participated in the four hour event; which was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“It’s all about love,” said event organizer and ASG Senator Robert Crouse.
While The Uprising is a non-denominational Christian organization, all members of the community are welcome to participate regardless of religious tradition.
Robert said the club is about unifying the community with a positive message and does not seek to exclude anyone based on personal beliefs. The group’s main goal is to provide young people with the mentoring and leadership skills necessary to succeed.
“A lot of young people have no idea how many opportunities are available to them,” said Crouse.
The group strives to keep youths informed about these resources.
The next “Off the Hook Thursday” will be held on Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 pm.
For more information about The Uprising and its community partners visit their website at www.turningthehearts.com.