On Sept. 21 the U.S. Department of Education launched the video contest “I Am What I Learn,” challenging students across America to imagine how an education can help them realize their dreams.
For the chance to win $1000, submit a video answering the question, “Why is your education important to fulfilling your dreams?” Let your voice be heard in our nation’s capitol, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll help inspire others to believe in the power of education.
Deadline for submissions is November 2nd and winners will be announced in December. For more information about rules and submission guidelines visit the I Am What I Learn website.
On Monday President Obama and his administration launched “United We Serve,” a call to volunteering and making a difference in our communities. And to support this endeavor employees from Craigslist, FanFeedr, Google, UCLA, and YouTube donated their time to create All for Good, a new volunteer search application which helps users find opportunities to serve within their communities and around the nation.
There you can search for service projects using key terms like education, hunger, nature, animals; find opportunities in your zip code; share your projects with your friends; or track specific volunteer activities.
If you’re looking for the perfect summer volunteer opportunity, All for Good is a great place to start. And check out First Lady Michelle Obama’s inspiring message about community service. In her words, “America’s new foundation will be built one community at a time, and it starts with you.”