Over the weekend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper and his wife Sheryl enjoyed the grand opening celebration of the Rock Teen Center in Phoenix.
Located in the Rock at 32nd Street, on the southeastern corner of Thunderbird Road and 32nd Street, the 22,000-square-foot Rock Teen Center was built in partnership with Genesis Church and Cooper’s Solid Rock Foundation, and is centered around the belief that “a kid’s worst enemy is too much time on their hands.”
As Cooper told azcentral.com, when he sees teens hanging on the corner, “I sit there going, ‘That same kid right there might be the best drummer in Arizona. And that kid over there might be the best guitarist.’ They just don’t know it yet. Nobody’s ever put a guitar or drumsticks in their hands. We do that.”
The Rock, which began offering classes in May 2012, provides teens with a safe place where they can build confidence and discover their passion through music, dance, self-expression and creativity.
To find out more about the classes currently being offered, visit alicecoopersolidrock.com. And for more on Cooper, enjoy this exclusive Fender Vision interview.