Announcing the 2005 Do Something BRICK Award winners!
Check out our 9 incredible BRICK Award winners from across the nation. Each will receive $10,000 in scholarships & grants in recognition of their amazing community work & leadership:
Welland Burnside: Suitcases for Kids (16 yrs old):
With a Do Something grant 9 years ago, started a not-for-profit to give suitcases to foster kids so they wouldn’t have to carry stuff in garbage bags. Today, program is in 50 states & 78 countries.
Katherine Chon: Polaris Project (24 yrs old):
Started program to combat human trafficking by organizing the first US Congressional Briefing on Sex Trafficking, creating a sex trafficking curriculum, and training over 80 community leaders.
Lindsay Hyde: Strong Women, Strong Girls (22 yrs old):
Overcame an eating disorder; started a group focused on helping young girls with their self-esteem. Created a curriculum to train college women to mentor elementary school girls.
Geneva Johnson: Bring It On! (16 yrs old):
Her Bronx community is a hotspot for drugs & crime; started not-for-profit to galvanize local youth & provide alternatives to illegal activities. Gets hundreds of kids involved in service projects.
Anders Jones: Teens for Technology (17 yrs old):
Started a not-for-profit to put computer labs in Jamaican schools. TFT has already put labs in 100 schools in its first year of operation.and there are only 752 schools in all of Jamaica.
Daniel Kent: Senior Connects (16 yrs old):
Saw that senior citizens were lonely & isolated; started program to teach them computer literacy. Provided computer access to 61 independent/assisted living facilities with 10,076 residents.
Jenessa Largent: Harms Way 4 Kids (13 yrs old):
Uncle was deployed to Iraq in 2003; started program to make a bracelet for every family member and troop deployed around the world so they’ll always be reminded that Americans support them.
Richard Ludlow: Students for Organ Donation (19 yrs old):
After witnessing his aunt waiting for a kidney for 8 years, he decided to start a national student-run not-for-profit to promote organ donation awareness and registration.
Waco Phipps: Farm Safety Awareness (17 yrs old):
Had a serious farm accident that nearly cost him his life; created FSA to help prevent the 32,800 annual youth farm injuries. Had Governor declare a Rural Health & Safety Week.
You can also check out the eighteen 2005 BRICK Awards finalists.