ACT amplifies young people's efforts to make things better including: A place to celebrate and tell stories of young people, celebrities and organizations taking action to make things better. A digital "on ramp" that promotes simple ways young people can get involved on issues they care about. A matchmaker connecting "action curious" youth with organizations in need of their skills and support.
ACT celebrates and tells stories of action by producing public service announcements (PSAs) matching celebs to causes. Examples include Bono on world hunger and poverty to a Young Lady Gaga on sexual harassment surfaces. Other topics include "Sights and Sounds" from the "Rally to Restore Sanity" or young activist promotes self-acceptance with "We Stop Hate".
ACT as a digital "on Ramp" covers the social media space by providing take action widget on each blog post along with easy steps to take action. Contribute to firstname.lastname@example.org or via your.MTV.com. The site enables you to easily share your actions to your network.
Act is a matchmaker and its partners include: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Case Foundation, Causecast, College Board, DoSomethinig.org, Goldhirsh Foundation, Huffington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation, and MCJ Foundation.
If you have an idea and are willing to collaborate, e-mail MTV at Act@MTV.com.
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