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Ever feel passionate about an issue or cause and you just feel motivated to go ahead and do something? I believe many of us feel that way, but often times we never get around to the doing part. I came across an organization called Do Something that gives teens an opportunity to engage and get involved with various causes and campaigns that benefit their communities. In this blog I talk a lot about the lack of teen activism, especially in the government/military arenas, so coming across this organization was very exciting.
Do Something utilizes messaging and influencers from the entertainment world to help get teens motivated to become involved. Utilizing tactics that appeal to teens, Do Something is helping teens find an outlet that allows them to grown and be exposed to issues they may have never heard of.
In one of my earlier entries I ask the question if mass media can increase interest in public service. http://majastevanovich.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/can-mass-media-increase-interest-in-public-service/Do Something has found a unique blend of using media influencers while appealing to a generation already predestined for public service to create successful campaigns for teens where they are making a real difference.
To learn more about Do Something and their unique way of motivating teens visit their website www.dosomething.org
If you are reading this and thinking about causes that need support—think about fighting for our troops as they are always fighting for our freedoms. The easiest way to immediately make an impact is by letting as many people know as possible about the Soldiers’ Angels ValourIT (Voice Activated Lap Tops for Our Injured Troops) campaign going on right now. Providing technology to those severely wounded gives them an opportunity to speed up their recovery and shows them that the American public does recognize and honor their service. By clicking on the computer icon on the right side of this page, you will be taken to a secure page where you can make a donation. Let others know, or donate what you are comfortable with, but never stop fighting for causes you believe in, because each and everyone one of us can make a big difference.