The talented frontman of Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper shared an update on Twitter about the nonprofit project dedicated to teens by his ‘Solid Rock Foundation.’
One of the most iconic frontmen of all time, Alice Cooper and his wife Sheryl Cooper formed the foundation named Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock in 1995. The nonprofit organization has been working on helping troubled teenagers and children by offering a safe, engaging environment during non-school hours.
They are managing The Rock Teen Center in Phoenix where the teenagers get free instruction in music, dance, art, and more. However, as a result of the global pandemic of coronavirus, they had to suspend some of their projects temporarily and tried to reach out to the kids in need via social media.
Recently on Twitter, Alice Cooper shared an interview he and the foundation’s executive director Jeff Moore had with Spin magazine. During the conversation, Cooper mentioned that he had been maintaining a positive attitude and hopeful about the future of his organization.
Here’s what Alice Cooper stated about how the Covid-19 affected our lives:
“I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy. This has forced families to sit in the same house together and maybe rediscover themselves. It’s almost like God saying, ‘Let’s take a time-out. How about you kids sit with your parents and watch TV, or play Monopoly.’
All of a sudden, families are gelling together again because it’s like one for all and all for one against this disease. I think that’s, in some ways, a bit of a blessing.”
Furthermore, Cooper asserted the real motivation of their projects in Solid Rock:
“We are based on a Christian ethic. The kids say, ‘Why are you doing this?’ and we tell them, ‘Because the Lord told us to. We don’t want anything from you except you to show up and create.’ And they say, ‘Well, what do you get out of it?’ And I go, ‘Watching you create!’
That’s all there is to it. We feel that every teenager is at risk – not just the ones that come from the gang world. They’re all in trouble unless they have some guidance.
Lastly, the iconic vocalist revealed whether these recent troubles around the world would affect their future plans:
“We are here, we are not going away. We are in it for the long haul.”
You can see the tweet about his foundation Alice Cooper shared on Twitter below.
.@ACSolidRock nonprofit continues to help teens even as the pandemic spreads.
"We don’t want anything from you except you to show up and create.’ And [the kids] say, ‘Well, what do you get out of it?’ And I go, ‘Watching you create!’”
— Alice Cooper (@alicecooper) July 16, 2020
Click here to read the entire interview with Alice Cooper.