The Rescuing Our Youth - IMPACT Tour is Roy Juarez Jr.' second national tour. His first tour “Homeless by Choice” was a huge success!
After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University Roy decided to live homeless for the second time in his life but this time by choice. He wanted to give back to society in honor of every person who had feed, housed, or clothed him while he was a homeless teen.
On this journey, he lived out of his car and circled the entire country sharing his powerful message of hope, perseverance and forgiveness to over 100,000 youth, educators and parents.
Washing up at a gas station
However, after hearing countless stories from youth about abuse, bullying and suicide Roy knew he had to do a second tour. There is a huge need to inspire America's youth to never give up on life, their dream and understand the value of education.
Roy's first tour caused him to reflected on his own life and journey. He knew there were parts of his life he needed to work on. One part was the relationship between his estranged father and himself.
Roy grew up as a homeless teenager. He first became homeless at the age of 14, eventually with his 9-year-old sister and two-year-old brother due to domestic violence. While Roy has been able to reconcile and build a strong healthy relationship with his biological mother, he hasn't been able to accomplish that with his biological father.
The Rescuing Our Youth - IMPACT Tour is twofold. While Roy is out trying to "rescue" as many youths as possible by inspiring them with his turbulent story. At the same time, he will be rescuing his own youth.
Roy has reached out to his biological father and asked him if he would join him on this mission to inspire youth across the county. Roy's father has accepted the invitation and for the first in over 20 years the two men will make a once in a lifetime journey with the hopes of FINDING FORGIVENESS within each-other.
This documentary will shine light on areas of hope, regret, joy, and pain. A journey that many individuals can relate to and understand. Roy wants to capture his journey of forgiveness with the hopes of reuniting families, mending broken hearts and inspire the next generation to be the change we desperately need in our world.
Join us! Together we can make a difference!
WHAT ARE THE FUNDS FOR?
The funds raised will be used for pre-production needs. Cameras & Lighting | Marketing Material | Crew & Travel
Our goal is to get our film on Netflix. However, they have camera requirements.
Netflix Camera Requirements: 4K Resolution: • Camera must have a true 4K sensor (equal to or greater than 4096 photosites wide). Recording Format: • Minimum of 16-bit Linear or 10-bit Log processing • Bitrate of at least 240 Mbps (at 23.98/24 fps) recording
Marketing Material: Popup banners, car wrap, flyers and website
Crew & Travel
Every presentation on the tour is free. In order to reach the 100,000 youth, we have to travel from school to school, city to city, and state to state. A small portion of the funds raised will be use to get the crew to the film locations.
Pictures of Roy's work across the country:
Falls Church, Virginia