DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, and Disney | ABC Television Group have teamed up for National Foster Care Awareness Month through a campaign called “School Insider.”
Young people in foster care often have to switch schools — in one study, young adults reported switching an average of eight times. Switching schools can be stressful for students and may lead to feelings of low self-esteem.
Through the campaign School Insider, young people across the country will make new students feel welcome and accepted to help make the transition a bit easier. Participants will create school welcome sheets and volunteer to be a resource for students joining their school midway through the year.
The campaign kicks off today and runs through May 31. Young people who sign up at dosomething.org/beinspired and upload a photo of their welcome packet will be eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship. Participants are also encouraged to wear blue to show support for kids in foster care in honor of Foster Care Awareness Month.
“We’re thrilled to work with Disney | ABC Television Group on a campaign that will make a positive impact for youth in the foster care system,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, chief marketing officer at DoSomething.org. “With their reach and support, we’ll be able to activate even more young people around this important issue.”
For more information, visit dosomething.org/beinspired.