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Youth Interactive

BBQ BABY! Not only will Sunday be a BLAST, but it will be delicious. Georgia’s Smokehouse has donated a delicious gift basket that is sure to be bone-lickin-good! Thanks you so much!!!!


Another wonderful fantastic donation for our silent auction comes from the amazing Grassini Family Vineyards! We are so happy to have them be apart of our list of supporters for this amazing event we are putting on! Take a look at their website and get a better look at their beautiful vineyard and exceptional wine! Thank you so much to the Grassini Family for there support and donation to our big day!


Thank you Union Bank of Santa Barbara!

Aaaaaaahmazing! Our friends over at Union Bank Santa Barbara gave us an amazing gift basket donation for our silent auction! We are so thankful for their generosity and support for our fundraiser! Thank you soooooo much!! Can’t wait to see who gets to take home their awesome gift!

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Kim Byrnes Photography

Huge thanks to Kim Byrnes for being a genuine soul and supporting our cause! Kim had donated a private photo shoot to our silent auction bidding for our upcoming FUNK ZONE block part benefit concert.

Check out her website and come place a bid to get your picture taken by this wonderfully talented woman!


Fueled by dreams of the future

Perfect timing! One of the featured bands, Dylan McDonald & The Avians, playing at our blowout block party on July 27th has just released their second album! It is now available on Spotify and ITunes. Make sure to educate yourself on their incredible talent so you can set the stoke level that much higher for their upcoming performance! They hit the stage at 2pm, don’t miss it!!

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Sat down this morning for a delicious breakfast at one of our favorite spots, D’angelo’s Bakery, with our team, The lovely Aly from the Santa Barbara Indpendent magazine, and our ambassador/local hero Mr. Michael McDonald to discuss our Funk Zone block party happening on July 27th!!! The Independent was kind enough to air down with us for an interview that will be featured in their next issue! Make sure to pick one up and hear what Michael has to say about our organization and why he thinks it is such an asset to our community! Visit our website to get your tickets now and be apart of this once in a lifetime community event!


CHECK IT OUT!!!!! The new posters are printed and we are are just that much more excited for our premier fundraiser Funk Zone block party on July 27th!!! Our epic lineup includes 5 time Grammy award winner Michael McDonald, legendary LA group Ambrosia, San Francisco’s own Yassou Benedict, Dylan McDonald & The Avians from Nashville, and local sensation One Two Tree! Visit the link below to purchase your tickets now!


A Different Point of View

Did you spot him ? We are so proud of student Luis Santos, this young man has come such a long way and is now an unquestionable inspiration to his piers. It’s so amazing to see students put their energy and time into exploring positive opportunities and enjoying it every step of the way!

Congratulations to our partner, A Different Point of View, what an amazing non profit doing great work.

For more information:
Visit or call (805) 698-6784.


July 27th is sure to be a memorable day here in Santa Barbara with some legendary musicians and an amazing community coming together to support Youth Interactive!
We are incredibly excited to be hosting San Francisco’s incredible talent Yassou Benedict at our Block Party Fundraiser! This new, extremely talented group is sure to blow your mind and push your creative experience further with their poetic musical styling; check out the latest!

And don’t forget to get your tickets!!!


Benefit concert of the year!



 On July 27th, Youth Interactive will be hosting a once in a lifetime benefit concert experience, performances by legendary Grammy winning artists, a silent & live auction, live art and the opportunity to enjoy the VVIP complimentary drinks Lounge and A VVIP Post concert intimate dinner with Music royalty catered by The Lark. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Youth Interactive SB so that together as a community we can continue to encourage Creative entrepreneurship through the arts for the youth of Santa Barbara County 

The FUNK ZONE concert of the year is a unique santa Barbara community VIP block party that will kick off on 27th July at noon with…

 San Fransisco Base breakout talent Yassou Benedict, Dylan McDonald and the Avians who will be flying in from Nashville for the event, the amazing Ambrosia, and of course Michael McDonald & his legendary rock ‘n roll friends!!!

This ticketed event is now open to the public of the ages 21+. The Benefit will also include live painting by the artists and mentors of Youth Interactive; a silent auction; an event shopping area; live auction and presentation by Youth Interactive students and refreshments Available from our tent and local vendors.



The VVIP package includes all day access to all areas plus; Exclusive access to the VVIP complimentary drinks lounge, prime concert seating in private front of stage section, red carpet, silent auction cocktail hour and an after concert backstage five course intimate dinner with Amy & Michael McDonald and music legends catered by The Lark


The VIP package includes all day access to all areas plus; prime concert seating, red carpet, a silent auction cocktail hour, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and all day access to the VVIP complimentary drinks lounge. 


The music package includes concert seating and all day access to the live painting Area by the artists and mentors of Youth Interactive, access to the silent auction, event shopping area and drinks tent. 


The diehard music package includes standing concert tickets and all day access to the live painting Area by the artists and mentors of Youth Interactive, access to the silent auction, event shopping area and drinks tent.

Don’t miss the event of the summer!