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(BPRW) America’s Top 10 Youth Volunteers Named in 18th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
- Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey and Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix pay tribute to outstanding middle level and high school volunteers -
(BLACK PR WIRE) – WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ten middle level and high school students from across the country were named America’s top youth volunteers of 2013 today by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards during the program’s 18th annual national award ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The National Honorees range in age from 12 to 17. These 10 students were selected first from a field of more than 28,000 youth volunteers nationwide, and then from 102 State Honorees, based on their initiative, effort, impact and the personal growth demonstrated in the course of their volunteer service. These honorees each received $5,000 personal awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for charities of their choice.
Today’s ceremony was part of a four-day celebration that brought the top two youth volunteers from each state to Washington, D.C., with their parents, to be recognized for their exemplary community service. These 102 State Honorees – one middle level and one high school student from each state and the District of Columbia – were personally congratulated by Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey and Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix last night at a gala dinner reception at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Each State Honoree received a $1,000 award.
The 10 National Honorees named today are:
Allyson Ahlstrom, 17, of Santa Rosa, Calif., a senior at Cardinal Newman High School, who created a full-service clothing boutique that has allowed 250 girls in need to each pick out two brand-new outfits for free over the past three years.
Emma Astrike-Davis, 16, of Durham, N.C., a junior at Cary Academy, who founded a program five years ago that has recruited hundreds of students in several schools to create more than 1,000 pieces of art for terminally ill patients in hospice centers, nursing homes and VA hospitals.
Zachary Certner, 17, of Morristown, N.J., a junior at Morristown High School, who co-founded a nonprofit organization that conducts free sports clinics for children with special needs, along with sensitivity training to help other students understand the challenges they face.
Michael-Logan Jordan, 14, of Kailua, Hawaii, an eighth-grader at Kailua Intermediate School, who has donated all of his birthday gifts for the past eight years to children in need; collected Christmas cards, clothing and other items for wounded soldiers; and raised more than $10,000 for the National Arthritis Foundation.
Erica LeMere, 14 of Shreveport, La. an eighth-grader at Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School, who founded "Erica's Wish," a nonprofit foundation that has donated more than $5,000 worth of clothing, books and other items to young patients at a local psychiatric facility.
Louie McGee, 12, of St. Paul, Minn., a sixth-grader at Highland Catholic School, who leads a team that has raised more than $40,000 over the past six years by participating in an annual fundraising walk to fight diseases that cause blindness, like the one that afflicts him.
Virginia Newsome, 17, of Lexington, Ky., a senior at Lafayette High School, who created a nonprofit organization in 2011 that has donated $50,000 worth of visual and performing arts supplies to schools that cannot afford them.
Teagan Stedman, 13, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., a seventh-grader at Harvard-Westlake School, who organized a series of music events and other activities that raised more than $70,000 for pediatric cancer research.
Cassie Wang, 17, of Lenexa, Kan., a senior at Olathe Northwest High School, who leveraged her golf skills to raise money for the rebuilding of homes and businesses in Joplin, Mo. after the devastating tornado that struck that city in 2011, and then chaired three blood drives in her community and launched a student-run nonprofit to benefit disaster victims both in Joplin and in China.
Joshua Williams, 12, of Miami Beach, Fla., a seventh-grader at Ransom Everglades School, who created a foundation that has distributed more than 475,000 pounds of food to families in need throughout South Florida.
“We commend these honorees not only for the impact of their service and their spirit of giving, but also for inspiring others to consider that they can make a difference, too,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc. “We congratulate this extraordinary group of youth volunteers.”
“These students are fine examples of what is possible when young people roll up their sleeves and commit themselves to helping others,” said Denise Greene-Wilkinson, president of NASSP. “They have learned early that their contributions can make a real difference, and there is no limit to the great things they can achieve.”
The distinguished selection committee that chose the National Honorees was chaired by Strangfeld and included Greene-Wilkinson of NASSP; Michelle Nunn, CEO of the Points of Light Institute and co-founder of HandsOn Network; Donald T. Floyd, Jr., president and CEO of the National 4-H Council; Jaclyn E. Libowitz, chief administrative officer for Girl Scouts of the USA; James E. Starr, vice president for volunteer management for the American Red Cross; Scott Richardson, research analyst for the Corporation for National and Community Service; Dru Tomlin, director of middle level services for the Association for Middle Level Education; Kate Blosveren, associate director for strategic initiatives for Achieve, Inc.; Renee’ Jackson, manager of school relations and diversity at the National PTA; and two 2012 National Honorees: Neha Gupta, a junior at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pa., and Jordyn Schara, a senior at Reedsburg Area High School in Reedsburg, Wis.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards was created in 1995 to identify and recognize young people for outstanding volunteer service – and, in so doing, inspire others to volunteer as well. In the past 18 years, the program has honored more than 100,000 young volunteers at the local, state and national level.
NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 38 countries around the world. The association provides research-based professional development and resources, networking, and advocacy to build the capacity of middle level and high school leaders to continually improve student performance. Reflecting its longstanding commitment to student leadership development as well, NASSP administers the National Honor Society™, National Junior Honor Society®, National Elementary Honor Society®, and National Association of Student Councils®. For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, VA, visit www.nassp.org.
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(BPRW) Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful Debuts Imagine a Future Documentary in New York
- My Black is Beautiful and Community Partners BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and UNCF Help Impact the Lives of Young Black Girls Through the Imagine a Future Initiative -
(BLACK PR WIRE)--CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) award-winning African-American consumer campaign My Black is Beautiful (MBIB) brought its message to the masses through film with the premiere of the Imagine a Future documentary in association with Tribeca Film Institute this past Sunday, April 21st in New York City. In partnership with UNCF and BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, MBIB hosted an intimate screening of the Imagine a Future documentary for prominent film industry influencers and distinguished guests, offering them a first look at the film that examines beauty and self-esteem issues that challenge black women and girls. Imagine a Future marks MBIB’s inaugural foray into the film space and serves as a tangible tool aimed at inciting a dialogue around beauty amongst African-American women and driving them to action.
The seven-year MBIB campaign was launched with the goal of fueling a national conversation about black beauty while encouraging women to become catalysts for change in their local communities. Since its inception, My Black is Beautiful has developed a successful and engaging online and offline community and has celebrated, empowered and connected generations of black women everywhere by championing their desire to express their best and most beautiful selves. In 2012 MBIB took its mission a step further by enlisting the support of community organizations BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and UNCF to launch an initiative aimed at positively impacting the lives of one million black girls over three years. The initiative, entitled “Imagine a Future,” documents the current state of black beauty, provides an in-depth look at the influences of young black girls, and equips the community with tools and solutions such as scholarships, leadership camps for teen girls, online consumer interactive tools, and the Imagine a Future documentary.
From left, Director Shola Lynch, actress and director Jodie Foster, actress Gabourey Sidibe, documentary lead Janet Goldsboro, director and producer Lisa Cortes, and executive producer Beverly Bond at the premiere of the "Imagine a Future" documentary presented by P&G's My Black is Beautiful on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in New York City, NY. (Brian Ach /AP Images for Procter & Gamble)
“As a natural evolution of the MBIB mission, we were happy to work with UNCF and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! to launch the “Imagine a Future” initiative last year and we are excited to take our work a step further by providing the community with a documentary that is both powerful and informative,” said Associate Marketing Director, NA Media and Multicultural Marketing, Lauren Hoenig. “Our hope is that this documentary will aid in altering the current perceptions, conversations and societal implications that come with negative self-image and low self-esteem of young black girls. Through the “Imagine a Future” initiative and partnership with organizations UNCF and BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, P&G continues to reinforce its long-standing commitment within the multicultural space and desire to facilitate a community wherein black women everywhere can change the conversation and help us create a beautiful future for young black girls.”
Directed and produced by Lisa Cortés, Academy-Award nominated for Precious, directed by Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners director, Shola Lynch, and executive produced by BLACK GIRLS ROCK! founder and NAACP Award winner Beverly Bond, Imagine a Future follows the story of Delaware teen Janet Goldsboro as she travels to South Africa to examine the historical and present beauty and self-esteem issues that challenge black women and girls. Infused with the perspectives of renowned media personalities such as Mikki Taylor, Gabourey Sidibe, Michaela Angela Davis, Tatyana Ali, Gabrielle Douglas and Melissa Harris-Perry, their stories compliment Janet’s journey of self-discovery by focusing on black beauty insecurities and examining the images of black women in the media.
“Janet’s story is one that is prevalent in our community, and many young black girls can relate to her beauty and self-image issues,” said Lisa Cortés, Director and Producer. “It was an amazing experience capturing her journey as she traveled to South Africa to explore depictions of black beauty throughout history. My hope is that through sharing the stories of the individuals in this film, we are able to impact the lives of black women and girls and help change their perceptions of black beauty.”
The Imagine a Future documentary will air on BET on July 5, 2013 at 10 PM ET/9 PM CT and on Centric on July 6th at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT. The film will also be available for online viewing on the My Black is Beautiful YouTube channel. Viewers are encouraged to learn more about the “Imagine a Future” initiative and join MBIB in changing the conversation by visiting myblackisbeautiful.com and facebook.com/MBIB. There, the community will be able to download an informative Imagine a Future discussion guide that will provide insightful information to fuel conversations and engagement and aid MBIB in achieving its goal of positively impacting the lives of one million black girls over the next two years. You can also change the conversation on Twitter, @MBIBMovement.
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UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. UNCF supports education through scholarships and other programs, by supporting its 38 member colleges and universities, and by advocating for the importance of minority education. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. The UNCF logo features the torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Learn more at www.UNCF.org.
ABOUT BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
Founded by celebrity DJ and Philanthropist, Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ is dedicated to promoting positive images of women of color in mass media. BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls since 2006. BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Inc. seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons and helping them to empower themselves. For additional information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™, visit www.blackgirlsrock.org.
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UPCOMING GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA
White House * 12:00 PM ET – First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome 80 high school and college students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop with the cast and crew of the film “42.” Beginning at 12:00 PM in the State Dining Room, the Director of the Office of Public Engagement Paulette Aniskoff will moderate a discussion about the film, Jackie Robinson and the inspirational themes from his life that students can apply to their own. Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, and featured members of the cast and crew, including Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman and Brian Helgeland, will share their experiences as well as answer student questions.
Students participating in the workshop come from Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, DC; Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, MD; TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA and Amino Jackie Robinson Charter High School in Los Angeles, CA; and include college students who participate in the Jackie Robinson Scholars program.
I wanted to share with you the latest project straight from the desk of Tonya Lewis Lee, a tireless health advocate, best-selling author, attorney and filmmaker and Spike Lee’s wife of course.
Lewis Lee’s digital health and wellness platform, HealthyYouNow.com, will launch a web-wide awareness initiative to educate young women about available birth control options and to encourage more honest, open conversations about sex. In partnership withBedsider.org, a free online birth control support network, the campaign is designed to start a candid, open dialogue that will lead to more responsible choices about sex, birth control, and unplanned pregnancies.
The videos, which launched today, capture a glimpse of Healthy You Now founder Tonya Lewis Lee’s conversations with personal friends of hers, exploring young women’s varying perspectives on sexual myths, personal responsibility, society’s expectations and what kind of sex is the safest. The video series will be available on Bedsider.org and HealthyYouNow.com.
(BPRW) Coca-Cola Uncaps a World of Possibilities for the Next Generation with Exclusive Apprenticeship Experiences
- Magic Johnson, Common and Debra Lee Brought on as “Pay It Forward” Celebrity History Makers • Coca-Cola Invites America to Join the Movement and Give to UNCF -
(BLACK PR WIRE)-- ATLANTA (Jan. 28, 2013) – NBA legend and business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson, multi-Grammy Award-winning musician, actor and philanthropist Common, and Black Entertainment Television (BET) chairman and CEO Debra Lee join forces with Coca-Cola this month in a movement to uplift and pay it forward to the next generation.
Kicking off the second year of its signature program, “Coca-Cola Pay it Forward,” the world’s most recognized brand enlists the help of some of today’s leading African American history makers to offer exciting apprenticeship experiences to aspiring youth. Magic Johnson, Common and Debra Lee will serve as mentors, giving four lucky young people the opportunity to shadow them and their teams for a week during the summer. The four apprenticeship experiences will focus on: business (Johnson); music and community (Common); and media/entertainment (Lee). Expanding this year’s program offering, the Company has partnered with UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the country’s largest minority education organization, for a text-to-donate program.
NBA legend and business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Black Entertainment Television (BET) chairman and CEO Debra Lee and multi-Grammy Award-winning musician, actor and philanthropist Common join Coca-Cola as celebrity mentors for the second year of its signature “Pay It Forward” program. They will provide four lucky young people the opportunity to shadow them and their teams during week-long apprenticeship experiences this summer, compliments of My Coke Rewards.
“I have and always will remain committed to uplifting the urban community in my business and nonprofit endeavors, and that makes the Coca-Cola ‘Pay It Forward’ program a perfect fit,” said Johnson. “There is no better way to empower a community than to arm its youth with the necessary skills to succeed.”
“Coca-Cola’s ‘Pay It Forward’ program is a movement to uplift the next generation,” said Lauventria Robinson, vice president, Multicultural Marketing, Coca-Cola North America Group. “It uncaps a world of possibilities for today’s young people by offering once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences that only Coca-Cola can provide. ‘Pay It Forward’ inspires each of us to take an active role in cultivating and empowering tomorrow’s leaders.”
Parents, relatives, friends, mentors and members of the community can go to My Coke Rewards (www.mycokerewards.com/payitforward) now through March 2 to nominate an aspiring young person for the exclusive “Pay It Forward” apprenticeship experiences. You must 16 years of age or older to nominate somebody and the apprenticeship experiences are available for young people between the ages of 16-21 (as of May 1, 2013). You can nominate up to five people and you are automatically entered for a chance to win a $5,000 sweepstakes with each nomination. Eligible youth are also invited to nominate themselves.
Join the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Movement
Coca-Cola invites African Americans across the country to join Johnson, Common and Lee in its national movement to pay it forward to the next generation by helping them achieve their education and career aspirations. The Company suggests: nominating an eligible young person for the “Pay It Forward” program; becoming a mentor; taking a teen to work; and/or giving to an academic scholarship group such as UNCF, the nation’s most successful African American scholarship organization. Share ways you are paying it forward and join the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #CokePayItForward.
Pay It Forward with UNCF Text Donations
Coca-Cola has been a partner to UNCF for more than 40 years. Over the last six years, the Company’s contributions to the organization have provided more than $1.5 million in scholarships, impacting more than 300 students.
Furthering its commitment to the “Pay It Forward” movement, Coca-Cola has partnered with UNCF this year to encourage donations for academic scholarships to deserving students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country. Join Coca-Cola now to donate $5 or $10 by texting “MIND” or “UNCF” respectively to 357357. Message and data rates may apply. Donors must be 18 years of age or older. Terms can be found at www.hmgf.org.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 15 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or check out our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com.
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. UNCF supports education through scholarships and other programs, by supporting its 38 member colleges and universities, and by advocating for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. The UNCF logo features the torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Learn more at www.UNCF.org.
MULTICULTURAL & MILLENNIAL CEO & EXPERT SOURCE: Tru Pettigrew
TREND: A diverse economy is a strong economy. And a diverse workforce drives economic growth, as more racial and ethnic minorities and millennials enter. Businesses that embrace our nation’s changing demographics reap increased workforce productivity, innovation and ROI. Conversely it’s just vital to empower our youth with the necessary tools and mindset to bridge the multicultural and multigenerational divide as they enter the global workforce.
MULTICULTURAL & MILLENNIAL CEO & EXPERT SOURCE: Tru Pettigrew, founder of Tru Access, a leading conduit between youth and corporations, is one of the nation’s preeminent multicultural youth marketing authority’s bringing over two decades of brand and agency expertise as a trusted advisor to companies, including Nike, Moet Hennessey, and Alloy. Leveraging his personal experience of thriving in Corporate America as an African American, Pettigrew and his team provides strategic counsel, guidance and direction to organizations, corporations, groups students, athletic programs and individuals to help them establish, achieve and exceed goals through identifying and maximizing their unique gifts, talents and resources.
TIPS FROM THE TOP:
Tru Pettigrew on how today’s youth / millennials can bridge the divide into the multicultural and multigenerational workforce:
1. Read - Read books from authors of various cultures and backgrounds. Not just blogs, Facebook posts and Tweets. Being well read not only helps you to exercise your mind, but it helps to expand your world and way of thinking from the diverse perspectives, examples and insights of others who more than likely are accomplished individuals in their respective discipline.
2. Leverage Insight into Foresight - Don't just stop at being a subject matter expert on this generation or technology or social media. Its great that you understand the latest technology coming out of Japan or the up and coming hottest travel destination. But what does that mean for brands marketers and organizations and the products and services they should be considering 1-3 years from now. This fast paced global workforce isn't satisfied with just the what, it's the whats next that matters most.
3. Be Transformational vs. Transactional - You are at the forefront of a cultural shift that is more about being inclusive than exclusive. Focus on integrated solutions across businesses units and total customer base that transforms and evolves the way organizations function versus self-serving transactional tactics that only cater to a select business unit and/or consumer segment.
4. Lead From the Front - There is more of a desire to be inspired than ever before. Where generations before were easily influenced this generation wants and needs to be inspired. There are times when words are sufficient, but more often there are times when action is required. Establish your thought leadership through your knowledge and expertise, but don't be afraid to showcase your competence and elicit the confidence of others through taking risks and being the first.
5. Be Flexible - Focus on the target and not the tactic. Technology has enabled choices, decisions and behaviors to shift more rapidly than ever. Maintain an ongoing flow of information on generational trends, attitudes opinions and issues that are shaping culture globally and locally. Don't get caught up in tactical ways of doing things or falling in love with your ideas so much that you find yourself averse to change. Because change happens quickly and you have to be ready to evolve, adapt and re-invent at the drop of a dime. Don't change who you are, but you will always have to change how you tell your story.
"After Trayvon: Black Boys Speak" - MUST-WATCH VIDEO -
Greetings everyone. I hope you all are well. I am respectfully asking that you view a new video that Bucktown USA
Entertainment and I just produced entitled "After Trayvon: Black Boys Speak." It is an inspiring and emotionally gripping public conversation amongst 9 Black and Latino boys ages 10-17.
It was shot in Brooklyn, New York in early April 2012 at the famous House of the Lord Church just days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the fatal shooting. “After Trayvon” brings together these young boys to discuss Trayvon Martin, their own feelings of vulnerability and fear, education, leadership, violence in all forms, history as they understand it, and how they view America, their America. I serve as moderator for the conversation.
We want this video to go viral, and I am personally asking that all of you share the video near and far, that you embed it on your website and or listserve with a note encouraging folks to watch it and to use it as a conversation piece and or a teaching tool. This is our contribution to a national and international conversation that needs to happen. And who better to lead it than the young males who are most affected by the issue of racial profiling?
A Film For Black Girls - and those who care for them -
The documentary For Our Daughters is a cinematic collage of interviews with 17 African American women from different backgrounds with varying opinions and unique perspectives. Together, these women share stories of resilience, wisdom and a deep rooted concern for Black girls and young Black women of today who are faced with the task of growing up Black and Female in a sexist and racially challenged society.
Young Black girls continue to face mounting challenges of beauty, self-esteem, self worth, lack of history, health and wealth. For Our Daughters offers an aspect of Black women that many of our girls and the world over rarely get a chance to see in the media.
Black women are rarely portrayed in a thoughtful, complex or balanced light. For Our Daughters, at it's essence, offers that representation. Relationships, money, sexism, racism, color-ism within black community, child molestation, history and identity, social capital, teen pregnancy, STD's- HIV/AIDS... All of these topics and more are discussed in this documentary.
For Our Daughters can be described as food for the soul, strength for the spirit and intellect for your mind. The women in this film shred and dismantle the stereo-typical images of Black women that our daughters are bombarded with daily.
Their stories, their advice... their resilience. For Our Daughters is truly an education for Black Girls.
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Young Actors Camp... A look into the Hollywood industry in the form of a whimsical acting camp for ages 7 - 17.
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