Singer Jared Campbell Inspires East Meadow School Community

Singer Jared Campbell Inspires East Meadow School Community

Students, parents, staff and administrators in the district experienced an evening of resilience, empowerment and hope when singer/songwriter Jared Campbell led an ACCESS Workshop on Jan. 17.

Sponsored by the East Meadow PTA Council in conjunction with the East Meadow Kiwanis, the concert took place at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center, where Campbell performed songs containing powerful stories. The singer/guitarist also visited all of the district’s elementary schools over the course of the week to share positive messages with the students.

“Music has the ability to transcend words,” said Campbell, who visits schools across the country on national tours. “I want my music to leave an impact on kids and get them to think about how they’re treating one another, what they’re going after in life and how to work together.”

Campbell kicked off the show with “Life Is Good,” an original song about focus. “As students grow up and go through life, honing in on the power of focus is huge,” he said. Among other tunes were “Change the World,” about looking out for others, and “Life I Haven’t Lived Yet,” conveying the importance of hard work and believing in oneself.

The audience was entertained by these and many other songs, often clapping along or echoing the lyrics. Campbell discussed every song that he presented and encouraged attendees to think about the ways these messages could be applied to their own lives.