Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf explained to us in this past October General Conference that discipleship begins with three simple words: Believe, Love and Do. With the support of her parents Jef & Shurlin Rawls, vocal coach Carolyn Larson, her sound engineer and videographer Stephen Moyer and crew, and coaching from William Joseph, Rosevelt is doing just that!
Rosevelt is using her music to give a voice to children silenced by abuse. She is singing to raise one million dollars to benefit recovering youth through her new album Rosevelt Sings, which features a duet with Dick Van Dyke.
This has been quite a year for Rosevelt! In addition to recording her first album, she also made music videos. One with Dick Van Dyke in Malibu, at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, as well two Christmas music videos at the historic Milagros (which means Miracle in Spanish) Chapel with special permission from owners, Victor and Kimberly Riches. Then, Rosevelt performed at Childhelp’s annual Merv Griffin Village Holiday Program, in Beaumont California, for survivor-residents of the Merv Griffin Village.
Childhelp is the nation’s leading nonprofit helping victims of child abuse through intervention, treatment and prevention. After 60 years and over 10.5 million children served, Childhelp Founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson stress there is still much work to be done.
“It is a delight to welcome Rosevelt as a Childhelp Youth Ambassador. She’s an 11-year-old girl with the voice of an angel and the heart of a warrior. She wants to make the world a better place one child at a time,” says Childhelp Co-Founder and President, Yvonne Fedderson.
“Rosevelt reminds us a little of ourselves when we started this mission. We were just 19 years old. We began singing but soon learned our voices were needed in communities around the country to rescue children, in the halls of Congress to change laws, and in the boardroom ensuring we were part of a vision to secure America’s most vulnerable children,” said Childhelp Co-Founder and CEO Sara O’Meara.
Recently Rosevelt performed Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman to open the 60 Year Diamond Jubilee Celebration that honored Founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson.
In attendance were dignitaries including Governor Doug Ducey and his wife Angela, and Senator Jon Kyle and his wife Caryll. Also attending were celebrities Kathie Lee Gifford, Meagan Kelly, Cameron Mathison, The Pointer Sisters, The Tenors, Pia Toscano, and William Joseph.
Rosevelt is working to share her love for the children of Childhelp. There are several ways to join in her quest to raise one million dollars before February 2020. She invites everyone to share this story with a friend. You can also purchase her album at RoseveltSings.com, or join her for her birthday on March 28th at JesterZ at Mesa Riverview. Tickets for this event may be purchased at JesterZimprov.com. All proceeds from ticket and album sales go directly to help abused children. Together we can help Rosevelt light the world, and make life better for children in need.
To learn more, or join Rosevelt in her support of children visit: RoseveltSings.com.