ACT Today sent me an email asking for our help. Back in 2010 we were able to help ACT Today achieve victory in a Chase bank contest. Now they are in a similar contest and I think we could greatly increase their odds of winning.
From the email:
“We entered a project in the Give for Youth Challenge and now we need your vote. Only the top 20 projects with the most votes will get the chance to have their projects funded – and matched by Microsoft (up to $100,000 across all organizations). Here’s the thing, if we get in the top 20, we have a company that is willing to donate $25,000 to the program. They can make the donation through this project and Microsoft will match it! We just need TSG’s help getting to the top 20.
The deadline for voting is Friday, March 1st, at noon PST! Please spread the word to anyone in your network. The more votes we get, the better our chances to get this project off the ground!
Here’s a quick description of our project: And Action! Providing Adolescents with Autism a Filmmaking Experience
ACT Today!’s Film Program is a 2 week program led by Inclusion Films in which 38-50 participants with autism, and up to 12 siblings, will make a 35-minute film. Participants will be introduced to many trades: animation, set design, script-writing, acting, prop/set building, wardrobe, make-up, budgeting and other tasks necessary for a film. They will learn the marketable skills of filmmaking, each leaving with a film credit, and an addition to their resume. For many, this will be their first experience of job training. Participants will reap rewards when the film is premiered at a red carpet event at the San Diego Film Festival, helping to shatter the misperceptions about the capacities of those with ASD.
Instructions to vote:
1. Visit our project page at http://giveforyouth.maker.good.is/proje … ilmprogram
2. Click “Vote for this idea” to vote for me!
3. Log in with your GOOD account. (Or if you don’t have one, all you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click to verify your address.)
4. Once you’ve voted, you’ll see a notification at the top of the screen verifying your vote has been counted. ”
Thanks everyone for reading!