SOURCE: Boost Mobile

June 10, 2008 09:00 ET

Common, Akon, Three 6 Mafia, Puddle of Mudd & Flyleaf Take the Stage for Boost Mobile RockCorps Los Angeles Concert -- Friday, June 20 at Gibson Amphitheatre

Today's Hottest Hip-Hop & Rock Artists Perform Exclusively for 3,000 Los Angeles Youth Volunteers

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) is an award winning national youth volunteerism movement that has touched more than 125,000 young people across the country since 2005. Harnessing the positive power of music to get youth involved to help in their communities, BMRC recently announced its Los Angeles youth volunteer movement for social change. This unprecedented program gives local youth an opportunity to earn tickets to the most exclusive concert of the season in exchange for volunteering four hours of community service. This year, civic minded youth in the Los Angeles area will earn tickets to the signature BMRC show taking place on Friday, June 20 at Gibson Amphitheatre. This once-in-a-lifetime line-up will feature some of the hottest names in hip-hop, R&B and rock.

Common, Flyleaf, Akon, Puddle of Mudd and Academy Award Winning hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia are all a part of the stellar line-up hitting the stage in Los Angeles on June 20 performing for more than 3,000 youth volunteers. Also, to share in the excitement and further reward local youth for their stellar community service, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan will host this exclusive concert. RockCorps, an organization harnessing the power of music to inspire volunteerism, and Boost Mobile, a wireless telecommunications brand dedicated to boosting the lives of today's youth, have partnered for this youth movement for social change.

This year's program started in May with the "BMRC Green Kickoff" weekend and through June 20, BMRC will execute approximately 35 additional volunteer projects in the Los Angeles area. In an effort to restore Los Angeles' natural habitat BMRC is currently working in collaboration with several "green" organizations for environmentally based projects. By the completion of this year's movement, volunteers will have worked on a range of service projects, in partnership with local non-profit organizations, including school and skate park renovations, riverbank beautification and other "green" initiatives. Volunteer efforts include planting trees, wetland restoration near the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers, cleaning up beaches and community gardens and rebuilding local parks, all in an effort to make Los Angeles more beautiful for local residents and children.

People interested in participating at upcoming BMRC events are encouraged to log onto or call 888-ROCK-889 to register for membership. Boost Mobile RockCorps members will be notified of opportunities in their area to volunteer and are asked to commit four hours to a specific event or ongoing cause. Youth interested to participate in the BMRC RockStar Program can visit

About RockCorps

RockCorps is an organization that harnesses the power of music to inspire volunteerism. Based on the early work of The Greenbucks Foundation, RockCorps was founded in 2003 to effect social change and act as the bridge between communities in need and the young adults who want to make them better. RockCorps' goals are to introduce volunteerism to teens and young adults, motivate people to volunteer in their community and launch an international movement. The company has formulated a unique blend of music, community and volunteerism to expose young people to simple ways they can proactively contribute to the greater good. By completing four hours of community service, each participant receives a ticket to a signature RockCorps event which features performances by some of the hottest names in music. RockCorps is expanding to Europe in the summer of 2008. Plug in, get in.

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile is a lifestyle-based telecommunications brand focused on offering premium Pay-As-You-Go wireless phones and services to the youth market. Boost Mobile is dedicated to boosting the lives of today's young people by contributing to youth development programs. Boost's community relations efforts, which include Boost Mobile RockCorps, Building Leaders for Tomorrow, support to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Historically Black Colleges and Universities and more, are helping young people enhance their lifestyle and status, and build stronger connections and greater independence. Experience Boost on the Web at