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Action Tips: Write a Poem to Create Awareness

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Write a poem to create awareness

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Writing a poem about something that really bothers you can help you vent without losing your cool; it can put you in touch with why exactly the issue bothers you; it can help you spread the word. Once you’ve written a poem, you should be proud and share it with friends and family. You can even go to an open mic night at the nearest café, or enter to read your poem in a poetry slam competition...to win a prize, of course.

Action Tips: Organize a Candlelight Vigil for Your Cause

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Candle it up!
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Want to make a huge visual impact? What's better than hosting a candlelight vigil? It is a great way to inspire people about your cause, while making a visual splash.

Pick a cause 

What are you passionate about? What do you want people to do something about? Check out our 11 causes for some help. 

Find a venue

Pick a place outside that can accommodate a lot of people. Maybe a school sports field (think baseball or football field). 

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How To: Start an Awareness Campaign About Your Cause

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Raise awareness for your cause--anywhere!
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There are tons of people out there who don’t know much about your cause or how many people it affects. Here are some tips on how to start an awareness campaign about a cause you care about.

How To: Organize a Poetry Slam for Your Cause

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Slam about a cause you care about.
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Who says you can't use art to promote change? Poetry is a great way to tell people about your cause, while getting them to take action.

Action Tips: Give a Class Presentation about Your Cause

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Educate your peers.

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Presenting to your homeroom or your class doesn't have to cause you stress (I mean, you're too young to be pulling out your hair!). Put together an amazing presentation using the following steps.

Step 1

Find an audience. Is it for a school assignment? Then it will probably for your classmates and teacher. Not for a school assignment? Find a teacher that will let you spend some time in class telling students about your cause and why it’s important to them.

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Action Tips: Create a Magazine

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How to make a magazine about your issue.
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We've got a tip for anyone who leaves the magazine section of bookstores dissapointed: Do it yourself. While this motto doesn't work for operating heavy machinery, it's a perfect approach to raising awareness about a cause.

Find a Focus

Write down what you want your magazine to be about. Ask yourself:

How To: Run a Collection Drive

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Urge others to support your cause with a drive.
  1. Get the go ahead. You don’t want to get on your principal’s bad side so first make sure that he or she is okay with this sort of thing.
  2. Get your teachers on board. Have the teachers promise to do something crazy if you reach a certain goal, like promise to wear a ridiculous t-shirt to work or shave their heads. The hope of punishing a teacher has a certain way of inspiring people.
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