My middle girl (she's 16) attends one of four magnet public high schools and career academies that are a part of our county's vocational school district, here in New Jersey.
Kids in Heather's school are studying for careers in the communications field and, thanks to grants and many generous donations, students have access to advanced photo gear, hi-tech computers typically used in graphic design and even a television studio with state of the art equipment being used in media today.
Heather loves photography (she's pretty good at it, too) so, we are very thankful for the opportunity of our daughter being able to attend a specialized academy, within the public school system, that allows her access to equipment that would typically NOT be in our family's budget.
That's why I'm working with Clorox's Power A Bright Future K-12 school grant program to get parents and their teens (13 and older) to vote and help schools in need win grants up to $50,000.
Care to help a school out?!? EXCELLENT!!!
- One Grand-prize $50,000 grant
- Three $25,000 Category winner grants (One winner will be selected by popular vote in each category; Play, Create and Explore)
- Three $25,000 Judge's pick grants (A panel of Clorox judges will select one winner based on merit in each category)
Here's how you AND YOUR TEEN can help: from November 12 to December 19, 2012, anyone 13 and older can vote online and via text -- a great way to get your older kids involved in helping their classmates and/or younger kids out, yes?
Visit www.powerabrightfuture.com from a computer or mobile phone to do it, or visit the site to find your favorite school's text to vote code. You can vote once online and once by text every day. Voting ends December 19, 2012 and the winners will be announced later this year.
Here's how to help encourage teens to vote:
- Disney's Bella Thorne of "Shake it Up" is sharing her photos on Instagram (@bellathornelovesyou)
- Kids 13 and older can share photos showing how a grant would make a difference for their school and community at a special Power A Bright Future! Instagram Contest
- (Y.O.L.O. = You Only Learn Once): photos must be tagged #yolopabf to be eligible for consideration.
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Disclosure: I am being compensated by The Clorox Company to talk about the Power A Bright Future school grant program. As always, all opinions are mine and I am more than happy to participate in stuff to help schools.