Snack for the Soul: 16-year-old musician raising awareness about teen mental health through fundraising concerts

  • Grace Ruoxi Zhong, a Grade 11 student at Thacher School in the US, shares her experiences organising fundraising concerts and developing a social networking app
  • With new episodes every Friday, this podcast features student hosts who tackle a new theme each month
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Grace Ruoxi Zhong talks about youth entrepreneurship on this week’s episode. Photo: Handout

Snack for the Soul’s theme this month is young entrepreneurship, so we’re talking to four students about why it’s important for youth to be part of making the world a better place to live.

In this week’s episode, Grace Ruoxi Zhong shares her experiences founding a non-profit organisation called Lyrebird Art, which hosts in-person music concerts and festivals annually to raise funds for the underprivileged.

“In the first year, we fundraised for children who were living in hunger. During the difficult times under the Covid-19 pandemic, we raised money for mental health organisations. Soon, we will also be hosting a concert with the goal of giving back to the less economically developed communities in Australia,” said Grace, a 16-year-old student at Thacher School in the US, whose father is from Hong Kong.

Tune into the episode to hear more of what Grace had to say about being a young entrepreneur and helping those in need through music.

With Snack for the Soul, available on all of your favourite podcast platforms, we encourage you to give your eyes a break from the screens and tune in to hear the stories, reflections and opinions of our student hosts.

If you are a secondary school student based in Hong Kong and would like to be a host for our podcast, please fill out the application form here.

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