Venice Beach Flash Mob Raises Awareness Of Youth Homelessness

The eclectic performers that make the Venice Beach Boardwalk famous had a bit of competition on Friday as a flash mob of around 60 dancers surprised visitors with a performance aimed at raising awareness of homeless youth exiting the foster care system in Los Angeles.

The young dancers, many of whom were once homeless, attracted a crowd of onlookers as they performed a choreographed routine to the song “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” by Michael Jackson.

“Most people don’t know that kids exit foster care into homelessness,” said event organizer Lauri Burns, founder of the nonprofit The Teen Project.

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