NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout 2016, young people across the country took part in DoSomething.org campaigns and had the chance to win scholarship money for creating change on a variety of issues. Through a collaboration with Fastweb, the premier online resource for paying and preparing students for college and a top site in the Monster Worldwide network, 48,610 young people signed up for social change campaigns from October to December alone.
A few highlights of the collaboration include:
- 15,144 young people signed up to flag ivory items on Craigslist to stop elephant poaching.
- 6,912 young people signed up to encourage friends to make better-informed Halloween costume decisions to avoid cultural appropriation.
- 6,400 young people signed up to help their friends register to vote.
- 5,430 young people signed up to make an ABC poster for a classroom to increase literacy.
"The collaboration between Fastweb and DoSomething.org enables students to achieve two goals: pay for school and make a difference in the world," said Fastweb's Vice President, Mark Nelson. "As a leading scholarship site that strives to empower students across the nation, Fastweb is proud to collaborate with DoSomething.org and support the organization's efforts to inspire young adults to become active in their communities and impact social change."
"DoSomething.org is proud to collaborate with Fastweb to give young people who make an impact the opportunity to pay for school," said Michele Fino, Chief Marketing Officer at DoSomething.org. "We know that paying for their higher education is one of the top pain points for our members, and Fastweb is an amazing collaborator that helps students pay for school and introduces them to social change through our campaign scholarships."
To learn more about DoSomething.org campaigns that give young people easy ways to do good and pay for school, visit: DoSomething.org/Scholarships.
DoSomething.org is a global movement for good.
We're activating 5.5 million young people (and counting!) to make positive change, both online and off. And it's already happening in every area code in the US and in over 131 countries! When you take action with DoSomething.org, you join something bigger than yourself. You team up with the young people who've run the largest sports-equipment drive. And clothed over half of America's teens in homeless shelters. And cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts around the world. You've got the power and the passion to make a difference on any issue you want -- we'll help you get it done. Welcome to DoSomething.org. Let's do this.
Fastweb, a top site in the Monster Worldwide network, is the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school, by providing scholarship and financial aid information, as well as information on jobs and internships. One out of three college-bound seniors use the site and more than 50 million users have benefitted from Fastweb's information and services. Fastweb lets students create personalized profiles that can be matched against its expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has more than 1.5 million scholarships totaling over $3.4 billion. To learn more about Fastweb, visit www.fastweb.com and follow Fastweb on social media for the latest on paying for school all year long: Twitter (at @PayingForSchool); Facebook; Pinterest; Google+.