Young Activists Get Set to Jet
YOUNG ACTIVISTS GET SET TO JET
DoSomething.org and JetBlue Launch All You Can Jet™ Contest, Where Five Lucky Winners will be Selected to Use the Travel Pass to Further Their Social Action Efforts
New York, NY (Aug. 19, 2010) –DoSomething.org and JetBlue Airways announce today a new contest for young social activists that allows them the opportunity to utilize JetBlue’s exclusive All You Can Jet™ (#AYCJ) Pass, good for 30 days of unlimited travel to any of JetBlue’s 61 destinations across the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, to further their world-changing efforts.
From Aug. 18-25, young people aged 13-25 are encouraged to submit their social action programs through DoSomething.org, explaining how the #AYCJ Pass would be used to further the impact of their project and/or organization. More information on the #AYCJ Pass is available at www.jetblue.com/aycj.
The five submissions who exhibit the greatest overall impact for the pass use will be selected to receive two AYCJ-7 passes each, allowing them to jet anywhere JetBlue flies as often as they’d like from September 7th through October 6th, 2010. Winners will be required to report back to DoSomething.org through video, pictures and testimonials explaining how each trip furthered his/her project or organization’s goals.
“At DoSomething.org we’ve found that young people have the motivation and creativity to bring about real changes in the world,” said CMO Aria Finger, “but don’t always have all the money and resources to achieve their goals. We’re so excited to be working with JetBlue to give them the opportunity to extend their physical reach across the nation and abroad to make an impact!”
“Last year’s Pass was a huge success among our customers, who for a variety of reasons –from business and personal to charitable – were inspired by the idea of travel without boundaries,” said Icema Gibbs, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for JetBlue. “This year, we are thrilled to provide our long-standing partner DoSomething.org with these Passes to enable young leaders to advance their cause through travel across JetBlue’s network, and we look forward to learning more about the successful outcome of their journey.”
Each winner will receive two AYCJ-7 passes, one for the advocate submitting the project and another to be accompanied by a chaperone or additional member of their organization. Rules and restrictions do apply. Visit http://www.dosomething.org/grants/jetblue for more information!
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 JetBlue Airways:
Voted "Most Eco-Friendly Airline" by Zagat's Airline Survey in 2008 and 2009, New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2010, the carrier also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received for the sixth year in a row. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 61 cities with 650 daily flights. New service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, DC and to Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT begins in November. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.