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Local pop singer to kick off 'Text With Respect Week'

LAWRENCEVILLE — Local pop singer Norwood recently became the national spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s “Text with Respect” campaign (TOADD.org).

To spread his message of safer social media use, the performer is kicking off the nonprofit’s “Text With Respect Week” on Sunday.

“I’m extremely honored to be the spokesperson for such an important message and excited to work directly with the Boys and Girls Club because I want to help promote the arts among young people and give back to the community,” he said. “I love the message of the ‘Text With Respect’ campaign. Texting while driving and cyber-bullying are very prevalent issues that can pose real danger to the physical and mental health of teens.”

Norwood will be spending July touring festivals and local Boys and Girls Clubs to help teach kids to use social media wisely.

On Thursday, he stops by the Lawrenceville club location at 382 Stone Mountain St. in Lawrenceville from 1 to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of music, activities and games. At 1:15, there is a screening of the club’s public service announcement about social media, then Norwood takes stage to sing his original song “Text With Respect” at 2 p.m.

“I urge everyone to please join me to help spread the word to always ‘Text With Respect’ so we can utilize and enjoy the benefits of social media in a safer and kinder world,” Norwood said.

The week ends July 27. To purchase the song, visit www.norwood-music.com.