Former Hanna Student and World-Renowned Artist MC Yogi Returns to Hanna for Book Tour and Special Performance

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Hanna Boys Center today announced that Hanna alumnus and world-renowned performing artist, MC YOGI, will make a stop on campus as part of his Spiritual Graffiti Book Tour. MC YOGI —formerly known as Nick Giacomini—will share stories from his new memoir, “Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path,” and perform live during the event on Friday, November 17th from 6-9 pm.

MC YOGI —formerly known as Nick Giacomini—will share stories from his new memoir, “Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path,” and perform live during the event on Friday, November 17th from 6-9 pm.

“Living at Hanna Boys Center was a real turning point for me. It gave me the structure I needed to turn my life around. The staff, teachers and the boys became like family. I have great memories and will always be grateful to Hanna,” shares MC YOGI.

Hanna Boys Center today announced that Hanna alumnus and world-renowned performing artist, MC YOGI, will make a stop on campus as part of his Spiritual Graffiti Book Tour. MC YOGI —formerly known as Nick Giacomini—will share stories from his new memoir, “Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path,” and perform live during the event on Friday, November 17th from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $65, and include a reception with heavy appetizers and a copy of MC YOGI’s book. All proceeds from tickets sales will benefit Hanna Boys Center.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Nick back on campus to share his story and talents with our students, alumni and community,” said Brian Farragher, CEO of Hanna Boys Center. “This event is truly about self-healing, and it couldn’t come at a more perfect time, as Hanna and our local communities continue to deal with the devastation caused by recent wildfires. MC YOGI has a great message to share, one that will resonate with the broader community and provide hope that we can all overcome traumatic experiences.”

MC YOGI grew up in San Francisco where he struggled with gangs, guns and violence. He came to Hanna Boys Center as a high school sophomore after being kicked out of three public schools and arrested three times. In his new book, “Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path,” he credits his Hanna experience with giving “me a sense of stability and discipline, and my new friends felt like family.”

“Living at Hanna Boys Center was a real turning point for me. It gave me the structure I needed to turn my life around. The staff, teachers and the boys became like family. I have great memories and will always be grateful to Hanna,” shares MC YOGI.

Since his experience at Hanna, MC YOGI has released seven albums and traveled the world with his wife, Amanda, teaching yoga and performing hip-hop music at major yoga gatherings and music festivals. Additional information about his yoga classes, book and music are available at http://www.mcyogi.com.

Additional details about the event are available at http://www.hannacenter.org/mcyogi. For questions or more information, contact Leslie Petersen at lpetersen(at)hannacenter.org or 707.933.2555.

About Hanna Boys Center
Since 1945, Hanna Boys Center has changed the lives of thousands of at-risk, motivated youth through faith, education and caring, helping them grow into productive members of society. Hanna exists to help at-risk teens overcome the effects of childhood adversity—to become responsible, productive adults and realize their highest potential. We do this by providing a nurturing and therapeutic residential environment, a tailored educational model, and trained, caring adults who help kids create positive, permanent change in their lives. http://www.hannacenter.org

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