The national Italian Ombudsman for Children and Adolescents, Vincenzo Spadafora awards Marco Mengoni in the presence of the President of the Senate, Pietro Grasso, next Monday, June 22, at 11 am, in Palazzo Madama, the home of the Italian Senate in Rome. Marco Mengoni is honored for his way of communicating with teenagers
"Mengoni is a symbol and a point of reference for many kids and he uses his popularity in the social networks in a very responsible manner but also professional respect and sympathy, human and social charge of his songs are among the reasons for this award. According an independent study by BlogMeter he is the one who creates most positive feeling, besides being popular and most able to involve his fans online. Thanks to this, his fans follow, trust and believe in him and what he says. He battles against discrimination in any form in his speech and songs, in his work. He gives teenagers dignity, respect and courage. Words are stronger than weapons sometimes. He stands up for bullism, domestic violance, freedom of being who you are, and fighting against racism of any kind."
This is another merit for Mengoni who has managed to unite commercial success and popularity with his beliefs and causes he stands for. Italian teenagers are ready to run with him with the words that circle around us..... Congratulations Marco, keep up the good work!