StayFocused kicks off the new year with major announcements and events, including the 2nd annual “We The People” Youth and Arts Showcase.
This year we celebrate diversity and community while putting St. Louis Area youth in the forefront. Youth will be hosting, performing, and working every area behind the scenes in an event designed to one remembered for a long time!

Special Celebrity Keynote Speaker Announcements coming soon!
There will also be very special presentations to very deserving youth throughout the evening!
StayFocused Foundation and N.I.C. (Neighbors Impacting Communities) join forces to celebrate what it means to be “So Saint Louis”.

  • Cheyenne Evans

    Meet Cheyenne Evans, 10 year old student at the St. Louis Immersion School. Along with being a black belt on martial arts, and speaking two languages, she is also a remarkable young local actress in film and stage whom recently starred in The Christmas Carol at The Repertory Theater of St. Louis.

  • Aaron McMullen

    Meet Aaron McMullen, 11, student at Lucas Crossing Complex in the Normandy School District. Along with modeling, Aaron recently was showcased in the latest national Save-A-Lot commercial, as well as portrayed a young Polo G in the rappers marketing campaign for his latest project.

  • Elten Latham

    Meet Elten Latham, 14, student at Lutheran North. Dancing and performing since the age of 4, Elten has performed with various stars, toured, and recently had his modeling and acting career open many doors. He is the lead character of upcoming show “Turf” filmed in St. Louis, as well as currently created and producing his very own series entitled “Vanished” set to start filming spring 2023. He is also currently working on an EP, and has created a very successful Media Club at his school that highlights sports, events, etc.

  • Meet Aliyah Marcano

    Meet Aliyah Marcano, 17, student at North Tech, recently accepted to Harris Stowe University to attend in the fall. Her years of dance experience has allowed her to go many places, while her modeling experience open the door to walk the runway during Fashion Week in New York City in 2022. She is currently the star of her very first feature film “Missing in Stl” slated to hit local theaters and streaming later this year.

  • Meet Christopher Evans

    Meet Christopher Evans, 13, attends attends St. Louis Immersion School, speaks two languages, and has seen his young acting career take off in 2022 with his appearance in the latest National commercial for Save-A-Lot, his multiple projects with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, to his role in various upcoming TV and film projects. Along with acting, he has an unmatched passion for STEM.

  • Meet Chiya

    Meet the youngest sister of Christopher & Cheyenne. Chiya Evans, 7, loves martial arts, playing the piano, and has already kicked off her acting career with a bang. Along with being in an upcoming feature film, Chiya is casted as one of the leads in a local children’s show set to begin filming Spring of this year.

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Sponsorship Update coming soon

The Great Sponsors of this years celebration will be announced on January 20! If you also would love to become a sponsor, contact us at 314-484-6890

Florissant Performing Arts Center

1 James J Eagan Dr
Florissant, MO 63033
United States