Here's an impressive program from a Racine teenager ... vote daily to help him out!
Hello, my name is David Sanchez. I am 17 years old and a junior from Racine, Wisconsin . Recently, I founded the organization Job-Link Racine in which I am linking homeless teenagers in Racine County with part-time job opportunities. (You may be surprised to know there are more than 1,000 homeless kids in Racine Unified School District .) Not only will a job provide these kids with valuable life skills such as responsibility and punctuality, it will also act as an extra source of income in an effort to help their families become self sufficient.
Now here's where I need your help. Job-Link Racine was recently named 1 of 30 finalists in the @15 Best Buy Challenge. The winners will be decided by an online vote between December 1st and January 9th. At the end of the competition, the top 15 teams with the most votes will each receive a $10,000 grant to help them with their project. For Job-Link Racine, this means being able to provide bus tokens, work clothing, work permits, workshops, and possibly even subsidize the first hours of employment as an incentive for potential employers.
Please, send a text message BBYV7 to 32075 every day until January 9, or go to www.genv.net/bestbuy and vote online for Job-Link Racine. (When you vote online, you are required to vote for 2 groups). There may be a limit to the number of online votes from your office or school, so you might have to do this from home or just text. Email me if you have any questions.
Please vote every day until January 9, and feel free to share this with as many people as possible.