Schools across the country are having to make some tough budgetary decisions this fall. And oftentimes the first programs to get the boot are art and music. But you can do something about it!
VH1 Save the Music and Do Something are calling on you to lead the fight for music education in schools. From now until October 16th, take action — tell everyone to “Save Our Music!” Organize an instrument drive. Create viral videos on what music means to you. Run an awareness campaign in your school. For more project ideas check out the “Save Our Music!” website.
Sign up on DoSomething.org to get started, and if you submit your project ideas by October 23rd you’ll put yourself in the running for a ton of great prizes including:
The top 5 advocates will receive $1,000 for their school music program and Rock Band Video game packages.
One grand prize winner gets $2500 in music funding and a Beatles Rock Band game system.
It’s the time of year again for building up that stockpile of pens and folders and trapper keepers (do they still make trapper keepers?). But while you’re at it why not help out the nearly 13 million students who can’t afford new school supplies by joining the Do Something 101 School Supply Drive.
It’s easy to get involved by becoming a fan on Facebook, and there you can enter the “Adopt A Pack” sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to LA and rock your choice of events at the Staple Center with 5 of your friends. Stop by your neighborhood Staples to purchase your supplies and donate to students in need. Do something today to help a student tomorrow!
Got an idea for a school club or activity, but don’t know where to start? Well, the fine and ever-so-creative folks at DoSomething.org are offering $250 grants for high school students who start up and register their club by December 2008. Do Something Clubs are a fun, free, and easy way for you to take action in your community and impact the causes that you’re passionate about. Got a question about Do Something Clubs or taking action in your school or community? Visit DoSomething.org/clubs!
It may be the beginning of the end of summer, but there’s plenty of days left to do something cool, like saving the world.
If you’re looking for a practical way to help mankind, check out the latest Do Something campaign.
“More than 11 million kids in the US live below the poverty line and don’t have the basic supplies that they need to succeed. Let’s Do Something about it!
Led by teens nationwide, Do Something 101 is a campaign to collect new school supplies for kids in need. Drop off new supplies at any Staples store through August 31st, and we’ll make sure they’re delivered to kids who need them.”
For details and where to drop off donations, click here.