Atlanta, GA, October 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Your Vote Can Transform Youth Engagement
GivingPoint, along with the Myfifident Foundation and the Health Sciences and Research School at Carver, seek your online votes in Clorox grant competition.
GivingPoint, a youth development nonprofit in Atlanta, Georgia which is supported by the Myfifident Foundation and hundreds of other supporters, and the Health Sciences and Research School at Carver have found a “clean” way to earn grant funding to support their “Our Environment, Our Stewardship, Our Future” proposal. GivingPoint recently entered a grant program sponsored by the Clorox Corp. Participants have the opportunity to win $20,000 or $50,000 for schools. The program will support youth-led service-learning initiatives that address childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles.
Teens from Carver and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta will have the opportunity to design and build an outdoor courtyard, garden and fruit tree orchard that will benefit the entire community. With this funding, Clorox can provide teens with the resources and tools they need to study the environmental hazards associated with industrial farming and the critical need for sustainable agriculture. This 10-month project will give youth more than 500 hours of meaningful service-learning opportunities. Through GivingPoint’s program, teens can track, verify and earn points for their volunteer service on their website, www.mygivingpoint.org. They can “cash in” their points for micro grants that are donated to their favored nonprofits. All of their good deeds will be recorded in GivingPoint's database, so teens have a safe and secure place to document their giving legacy and build their civic transcripts.
“GivingPoint’s program will benefit the community by educating them on environmental responsibility and making healthy life choices. We can’t win this grant without the community’s support. Please vote for your project today and everyday through November 1, 2010,” said Ansley Jones Colby, CEO of GivingPoint.
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Through this program, you can support nearly 500 under-served students in addressing some root causes of the environmental crisis by rehabilitating 1,000 square feet of degraded land at the Carver School of Social Sciences and Research in Atlanta, GA. We will build a garden filled with edible plants and fruit trees, designed for wheelchair and non-wheelchair bound children. This garden and tree orchard will directly improve the quality of the air, reduce noise pollution, and help students get fully engaged in their school and community. This project will create lifetime environmental and community stewards by providing a much-needed experiential learning environment.