2007 BRICK Awards [The Do Something Awards]
Clip from the 2007 BR!CK Awards
Ashley Rhodes-Courter (21 years old) -GOLDEN BR!CK
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Ashley is a National advocate who raises awareness about poor conditions in foster care; inspires others to adopt hard-to-place kids; helped Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption generate $1M.
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William Hwang (22 years old)
United InnoWorks Academy
William recruits college students to mentor middle-school aged kids. He teaches the kids how to use science, technology, math, and engineering to create rockets, engage in crime scene investigation, and apply those subjects to their every day lives.
Kelly Voigt (14 years old)
Prevent the Bite
Kelly survived a vicious dog attack, and now serves as a safety advocate who has reached thousands of kids.
Kimmie Weeks (25 years old) -GOLDEN BR!CK
Youth Action International
Kimmie was a survivor of the Liberia civil war who vowed to help children in war torn countries. Thousands of children in post war African countries have benefitted from YAI's centers, micro-credit loans, scholarships, peace schools, playgrounds and agriculture programs.
Cheryl Perera (21 years old)
OneChild Network & Support Systems Inc
Cheryl put herself on the line by posing as decoy to catch a pedophile in Sri Lanka; she is now an international speaker on the issue of child sex trafficking, and has spread the word to hundreds of thousands of people.
Ruth DeGolia (24 years old)
Ruth links Latin America's most rural and economically disadvantaged women's cooperatives to the US market, providing fair wage employment for 176 artisans in Guatemala. 100% of profits fund local development projects selected by local women.
Jennifer Staple (25 years old) -GOLDEN BR!CK
Unite For Sight
Jennifer is bringing vision and curbing preventable eye disease worldwide: She currently has 90 chapters and 13 eye clinics in North America, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Jennifer Zwilling (16 years old)
Tourette Syndrome Association Youth Ambassador Program
Jennifer was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome. She is an advocate for understanding and acceptance of people with Tourettes, and speaks before thousands to raise awareness.
David Fajgenbaum (21 years old)
National Students of AMF (Ailing Mothers & Fathers)
After David's mom died from brain cancer, he started a network of students to support each other through times of bereavement. His organization has 23 chapters nationwide and is still growing.
Divine Bradley (24 years old) -GOLDEN BR!CK
Divine converted his home into a community center; he gives kids in tough neighborhoods access to self-development programs, career and financial literacy training, and community service projects as alternatives to crime, violence etc.
Jacob Komar (14 years old)
Computers for Communities
Jacob obtains discarded computers, teaches prison inmates how to refurbish them, and distributes them to local needy He has distributed more than 1,000 computers and plans to expand his services.
Hannah Taylor (11 years old)
The Ladybug Foundation, Inc.
Hannah speaks out all over Canada about homeless people and how to help them. He has raised over 1 million dollars for Canadian hunger and homelessness issues.