Prom dresses, book drives, and scholarships, oh my.
Today’s teens, you know I love them, but I’d be lying if I said they were an easy bunch to motivate.
However, DoSomething.org hits teens with relevant topics, encourages them to get involved in issues that interest them, and even hands out scholarships for activism.
Oh, yeah, cold, hard scholarship money.
There’s more, DoSomething.org doesn’t just encourage kids to get involved, it also organizes relevant ways for teens to become world changers in their own communities. Here’s a few campaigns DoSomething.org is currently running:
Prom for All. This campaign encourages participants to pass on gently worn prom dresses to girls in need. Instructions on how-to run your own campaign here.
Epic Book Drive. Donate books to low income families and enter to win $1,000 scholarship for an individual or $10,000 scholarship for a group.
The Bully Project. Easiest campaign ever. Take a quiz, share it with your friends, and help DoSomething.org collect info on bullying.
Want to hear more about the scholarship money? No essays, letters of recommendation, or good grades required. DoSomething.org instead honors teens who take action in their communities. Here's more info on the cha-ching.
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So if you are a parent, teacher, youth leader, grandma, aunt, or neighbor of a teen, this may be the time to yank the earbuds off that teen you know and direct them to DoSomething.org. All campaigns have deadlines, but summer campaigns run even when school doesn't.
Question for you: I'm guessing you didn't donate your prom attire. Where's that gorgeous and fabulously overpriced dress today?
Our online book club starts Wednesday. Need to hear what other clubbers are saying?