Hold Harmless Agreement

ASSUMPTION OF RISK, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

The Young Americans, Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world through music, dance, performance, academic education and cultural interaction among the participants in its various programs (its “Student Members”) and their audiences.

It is the intention of The Young Americans organization that its Student Members represent a mixture of religious and non-religious beliefs. Student Members will also have differing political persuasions. The Young Americans organization, however, does not endorse any political or religious agenda.

Student Members are accepted into the organization based upon their talent and their interest in helping other students throughout America and the world to attain self-confidence, self-esteem, and respect for others through music, dance, and performance.

The Student Members of The Young Americans are never paid as performers for the organization. As such, their participation is intended to be educational and not intended to be an occupation. The Young Americans are simply a group of talented young people who attend college level classes, sing, dance, teach others, learn from others, and entertain throughout the world.

I hereby acknowledge that I have willingly chosen to participate in the activities of The Young Americans, Inc., a California, non-profit public benefit corporation, d.b.a. The Young Americans, and The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts, referred to hereafter as “The Young Americans.” As a volunteer member of The Young Americans I will be participating in activities which involve risk of injury and damage. These activities include rehearsals, training, education, staging, performance, teaching, personal training, travel, home stays, outreach tours, and other activities and risks incidental to The Young Americans’ objectives. I also understand and accept the possibility that I may suffer injury as a result of the negligent or reckless conduct of other volunteer participants. I am fully aware of the risks involved and hazards connected with participation in the activities of The Young Americans, and I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in said activities with full knowledge that said activities may be hazardous to me and/or my property. I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any risk of loss, property damage or personal injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of being engaged in such an activity, if caused by the negligence of The Young Americans; however, these assumption of risk and hold harmless provisions will not apply if the loss, property damage, or personal injury, resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of The Young Americans.

In consideration of receiving permission to participate in the activities of The Young Americans, I, for myself and on behalf of my family, estate, heirs, and assigns, hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue The Young Americans, its officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers or assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, and causes of actions whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, whether caused by the negligence of The Young Americans or otherwise, while participating in the activities of The Young Americans, or while in on or upon premises where Young Americans’ activities are being conducted.

I further hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Young Americans, its officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers and assigns for any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney fees, that The Young Americans may incur arising out of my willful misconduct, or negligence.

I also understand that The Young Americans does not provide any medical, dental or life insurance to cover bodily injury, illness, or death, nor insurance for personal property damage or loss, nor insurance for liability arising out of my negligent acts or omissions, and I acknowledge that I am completely responsible for my own insurance to cover these expenses. I also understand that as a volunteer, I am not an employee of The Young Americans and will not be covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

I also understand that The Young Americans does not provide any medical, dental, or life insurance to cover bodily injury, illness, or death, nor insurance for personal property damage or loss, nor insurance for liability arising out of my negligent acts or omissions, and I acknowledge that I am completely responsible for my own insurance to cover these expenses. I also understand that as a volunteer, I am not an employee of The Young Americans and will not be covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

I agree that this Assumption of Risk, Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement is effective for as long as I participate in activities with The Young Americans.