Santa Barbara DJ Chris Benedict is also a presenter and a motivational speaker. He’s been holding monthly dance events that are fully accessible for people with disabilities. He’s expanding now, with a vision to reach out to the entire youth community of Santa Barbara, intending to offer an alcohol and drug free environment with music young people actually want to hear.

His contagious passion and unstoppable enthusiasm exemplify the Rolling Stones lyric, “catch your dreams before they slip away”. He’s been hard at work, pulling the right people together to form a non-profit to help bring his vision to reality in the new year. Watch for upcoming events where people of all abilities can come together, meet friends, dance and have fun. To keep updated on progress and support his vision, visit Chris on Facebook or the web at