Stand (single)

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Maria Dinoia, Common Sense Media
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Teen singer makes difference with inspiring song.

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Overall positive message of helping others in need.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this tween-safe single about HIV/AIDS affecting kids in South Africa was penned by a 16-year-old girl who's donating net proceeds to a United Nations program to benefit those children.

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Adult Written bylisaru22 November 13, 2008

I love this song!

This song has a catchy beat and a great message. And these days its hard to find a combination of the two! The vocals are beautiful and strong for young perso... Continue reading

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What's the story?

After watching MTV's Diary of Jay-Z: Water of Life about the water crisis in Africa,16-year-old Tylar Brock was compelled to act and do something for the helpless children who lived there -- and so this song was born. It benefits the HERO program, an undertaking by the United Nations that helps vulnerable children by providing food and education in communities affected by HIV and AIDS.

Is it any good?

With an eloquence and understanding of the world's troubles that rivals any adult's, young singer/songwriter Brock sounds something like a young Beyonce. But her voice is unique, and her words are smart. The soul-infused song begins with children laughing, and what sweeter sound is there? With lyrics like "Can you hear the world is crying?" and "All I need is just your hand," you can't help but be motivated to chip in and do your part. With additional fundraising initiatives in place to raise $1 million for the HERO project by Christmas of 2009, Brock is off to a brilliant start.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about helping others. With so many needing help, what cause could you see yourself supporting? Is it HIV/AIDS? World hunger? Poverty? How could you start getting involved with a cause you support? And what's the best way to help your cause? Would it be monetary contributions? Volunteering your time?

Music details

  • Artist: Tylar Brock
  • Release date: August 19, 2008
  • Label: 1INC.
  • Genre: R&B/Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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