DoSomething.org and Hollister Partner for Back-to-School Anti-Bullying Campaign

For students, going back to school can be super exciting (!!!), and also super stressful. One big reason is bullying, or even just anxiety at the thought of being bullied. That’s why DoSomething.org, the largest organization exclusively for young people and social change, and Hollister, a division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and the quintessential retail brand of the global teen consumer, have partnered to empower young people to use positivity to help combat the negativity of bullying. Introducing the Cancel Bullying campaign. Drowning out bullying starts with two words:…

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DoSomething.org Launches Merit Over Money Campaign, Thousands of Young People Demand That Ivy League Universities End Legacy & Donor Preferences in Admissions

The recent college admissions scandal, involving actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, exposed 50 people who bribed and cheated to get their kids into top schools. The scandal also shed let on something many students know too well: Even if they’re not breaking the law, those with money can game the college admission system, while those without it don’t have a shot. One legal way wealthy families have an unfair advantage is through legacy and donor preference admissions, where colleges are more likely to admit students whose families made major…

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DoSomething.org Launches Take Back the Prom Campaign, Powering Student-Created National Map of Prom Discrimination Based on Race, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

“I’m white, my boyfriend is black, and I wasn’t allowed to take him to prom.” “A female friend of mine wanted to take her girlfriend to prom, and the school denied her.” “My Arab friend couldn’t attend my prom because of her ethnicity.” These are real stories, from real students, in 2019. This year, students across the country will face discrimination at prom based on their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, body type, ability, income, and even clothing choice. Through DoSomething’s “Take Back the Prom” campaign, a movement to create…

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DoSomething.org Helps Power Historic Youth Voter Turnout, the Largest Crowdsourced Anti-Bullying Guide, and a National Campaign Against E-Cigarettes

 DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change, wrapped up its year of campaigns on a high. Together with its 6-million-plus members, the organization tackled issues like recycling, safe driving, bullying, vaping and voter registration. Voter registration had more eyes on it than ever this year. Young people undoubtedly cared about the 2018 midterm elections as this year saw historic voter turnout, with more young people heading to the polls than in the previous 25 years. Through DoSomething’s efforts, their members registered over 115,000 new voters. DoSomething…

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Marsai Martin, Star of ABC’s ‘Black-Ish,’ Helps Launch National Campaign to Fight Bullying and Social Isolation

1 in 5 students experiences bullying, often for the passions and interests that make them who they are. That’s why Black-ish star Marsai Martin has teamed up with Takis and DoSomething.org (the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change) for the second year to activate thousands of young people to tackle bullying and social isolation in their communities. Through the “Treat Yo Friends” campaign, young people will make an IOU coupon book of activities their friend loves to do. Then they’ll give the coupons to that friend…

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