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Brick Awards to Honor Young People for Community Problem-Solving Projects

The Brick Awards, an annual program of Do Something (www.dosomething.org), honor young people (age 25 and under) in the United States and Canada for their efforts to address problems in their local or global communities. Nine Brick Award winners will receive a minimum of $10,000 in community grants and scholarships (if applicable). Of those nine winners, one will be selected by a national online vote as a Golden Brick Award winner and will receive a total of $100,000 in community grants. The community grant money is paid directly to the not-for-profit of the winner’s choice.

Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of the U.S. or Canada and must be born on or after June 30, 1982. Only winners who are age 18 and under are eligible for a scholarship of $5,000 and a $5,000 community grant. Winners between the ages of 19 and 25 receive their entire award in the form of a community grant Visit the Do Something Web site for complete program information, application procedures, and information on previous award winners. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2007.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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