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Encyclopedia > Do Something
Do Something
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Type Not-for-profit
Founded 1993
Headquarters HQed in Union Square, New York, NY
Website www.dosomething.org
Five guidelines Do Something lives by:

1. Kids lead: adult participation not required Image File history File links Tommy Hilfiger logo. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ...


2. Kids decide: we're pro-choice.kid-choice, that is.


3. Measurable impact.


4. Free. No money required.

5. Web-based.

Do Something is a national not-for-profit internet organization that believes young people have the power to make a difference by inspiring, supporting and celebrating a generation of doers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done and take action.


The organization was founded in 1993 by Andrew Shue, an actor famous from his role on Melrose Place, and his childhood friend Michael Sanchez. The New Jersey natives had a dream: what if making a difference in a community became just as cool and important and second nature to teens as athletics or other activities? Kids would develop not only their minds and bodies, but their souls, too. Andrew Shue (born February 20, 1967 in Wilmington, Delaware USA) is an actor, best known for his role on Melrose Place (1992–1998). ... Melrose Place is an American television series that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network. ...


Do Something is the 'one-stop shop' for teens changing the world and the creator of the BRICKĀ® Awards, called "the Oscars for young people in service" by CNN in 1998. It will be televised on The CW on April 12, 2007 and wil be America's first televsied award show about changing the world. The show is being produced by Alex Coletti and is sponsored by Saturn, Pepsi and JPMChase--affording it a limited commercial interruption format. This is the first award show with limited commercial interruption. The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


Do Something's monthly causes, sponsored by companies like Fresh Express, Pepsi and Del Monte, address issues that concern teenagers, including healthy eating, caring for pets and recycling. Pepsi-Cola, commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... Del Monte Foods (NYSE: DLM) is an American food production and distribution company based in San Francisco, California. ...


The youth-led, web-based organization has over 120,000 members on its website. It is estimated that through media and marekting, teh organization reaches over 4 million young people annually.


Do Something is also the publisher of BUILD, the magazine for young people changing the world. It reaches over 400,000 teenagers in 500 schools throughout the United States and Canada.


The not-for-profit organization's CEO is Nancy Lublin, who founded Dress for Success in 1996.


External links

  • Do Something website

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