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Welcome ToPositive Vibes Only

Positive Vibes Only started in November of 2018 as a monthly youth open mic/social club created and hosted by Chicago singer-songwriter RJ Griffith. The idea came to him because at a young age he was always frustrated that there were not more opportunities for him to showcase his talents. He wondered why adults always got to have all the fun, and now he was finally in the position to change that and give Chicagoland and NWI youth the chance to showcase their talents and socialize in a positive environment while having an amazing time doing it! This is a chance for our youth to meet new friends while feeling comfortable showing off their creativity in singing, dancing, spoken word, comedy, acting, and more in a judgment-free zone.

In its inception, the event was held in Munster, IN and RJ paid for everything out of his own pocket, which included free hot meals, prizes for the kids, a DJ, a photographer/videographer and an audio/visual tech. Initially there was a small fee to attend to help cover a portion of these expenses, but essentially RJ was ok with putting up some of his own money as long as he knew he was making a difference in these kids’ lives.

Since its start approximately eight months ago, the event has gone through quite a few changes. Positive Vibes Only has now become a nonprofit organization, is completely FREE to attend (and still includes free food/snacks, free gift raffles, performances and more) and is now held at East Chicago Church in East Chicago, IN. ECC Pastor Manuel Corazzari was kind enough to let RJ host the event there (for free!) moving forward as he loved what RJ was doing to impact the lives of the youth. The new Positive Vibes Only now also provides free educational sessions for youth once a month such as group vocal lessons, acting classes, mental health coping skill sessions, anti-bullying sessions and much more.

The mission of Positive Vibes Only is to educate, transform and inspire today’s youth through creativity and performing arts. The vision is for the event to continue growing and eventually become nationwide as a way for young people to have fun and show off their creativity while staying out of trouble. The organization is now looking for donations, fundraising and partnership opportunities to be able to provide more resources for our youth at each event. Help RJ make positivity louder with Positive Vibes Only!

Why Should You Attend?

Fun
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Free Snacks
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Judgement Free Zone
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Positive Vibes
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Become Creative

Get those creative juices flowing by coming up with a song, dance routine, poem, etc. to perform in front of your peers!

Build Self Confidence

Build self confidence performing in front of others in our safe, judgement free zone…Positive Vibes Only here!

Sharpen Memory

Performing and memorizing lyrics, dance moves, guitar chords etc. helps keep your brain and memory skills sharp!