Young Activists Get Schooled: Enroll in ‘Do Something U’ Teen volunteer organization DoSomething.org and Chase launch “Do Someth
New York, NY (November 15, 2010) –DoSomething.org and Chase announce today the launch of “Do Something U,” a new online video series that will offer an extensive training program of valuable tips and tools for young people taking action.
Each week, a new video will launch around a new topic, providing specific solutions to many of the problems that young activists face. The weekly videos will feature exclusive interviews and commentary from top experts in the field, including non-profit leaders, celebrities, and other successful young activists.
Lending his unique expertise to the first video of the series is Andrew Jenks, award-winning documentarian and star of MTV’s World of Jenks, who offers his unique insight into “How to Tell Your Story Through Video.”
Also included with the launch are “How to Overcome Your Fear of Asking for Money,” featuring 2010 Do Something Award winner & community leader Jessica Posner, and “How to Create A Strong Brand” as told by CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org, Nancy Lublin.
“Young activists are super creative and passionate, but can also be super confused about how to tackle some of the tough issues they face,” said CEO & Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org Nancy Lublin, “We’ve always worked hard to ensure that nothing stands in their way – and thanks to Chase, ‘Do Something U’ will let them find their answers all in one quick & easy space.”
“At Chase, we continue to use innovative methods to reach as many people in our communities as we can,” said Kimberly Davis, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. “As we’ve learned from our Chase Community Giving initiative on Facebook, social media is an incredibly effective way to engage millions of people around the world. We are very excited for the launch of Do Something U and are confident it will be a useful tool for millions of young activists.”
DoSomething.org has established itself as a top trusted resources for teens taking action. They currently house over 30,000 pages of content that serves as tools and resources for young people looking to make an impact around the causes they care about.
Visit DoSomething.org/U for more information and to watch the videos.
About DoSomething.org: DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org is on track to activate two million young people in 2011. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. Plug in at www.DoSomething.org.
About Chase: Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), which operates more than 5,100 branches and 15,000 ATMs nationally under the Chase brand. Chase has 146 million credit cards issued and serves consumers and small businesses through bank branches, ATMs and mortgage offices as well as through relationships with auto dealerships and schools and universities. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.