Daniel Maree Wins the Do Something Award for his Million Hoodies Movement for Justice and wins $100,000!

Do Something is a program that supports youth who are creating positive social change. They encourage youth to tackle problems such as poverty, environment, violence, education, and any issue that negatively affects our world.  Every year one outstanding youth is chosen to receive $100,000 to continue and expand their good work and 4 runners-up are awarded $10,000.

At the 2013 annual awards show Daniel Maree won the grand prize for his Million Hoodie Movement to raise awareness about racial profiling. Living in a predominately white neighborhood he has faced racial profiling numerous times and was inspired to do something after the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin.

Million Hoodies gives youth an opportunity to become leaders with a 2 day program for “high school and college students to strategize and design action plans to address gun violence and criminal justice issues in their communities”.  

They are also supporting and helping to create local chapters “to transform their communities through grassroots organizing, strategic communications campaigns, and creative technology, is essential to transforming the public narrative around gun violence and racial profiling.” 

Their #DemilitarizePolice campaign is turning to a root of the problem by pushing back against the increasing militarization of local police departments.  Learn more at Mhoodies.org

Watch a recap of the 2013 show and learn about all nominees.

Are you involved in a program focused on ending any or all of the ugly facets of racismLeave a comment below! You can also share your experience with being involved in your community on our Volunteer Story Page

Read about people around the globe who are creating sustainable change in books one and two of the Change Is Up To You Project on Amazon.com

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Healing through art & therapy! I used to be depressed and codependent with very low self worth and many unhealthy habits. But several years ago I started the healing process and am sharing what I learned with gratitude and hope for each of us. Peace & hugs, Leah
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1 Response to Daniel Maree Wins the Do Something Award for his Million Hoodies Movement for Justice and wins $100,000!

  1. Impower You says:

    Reblogged this on Individual Empowerment and commented:

    Are you over racism? Are you sick of police brutality and racial profiling? Then you should know about the Million Hoodies Movement that Daniel Maree founded.

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