#ActivismApril: Building Community and Sowing the Seeds of Activism!
Calling all rowdy students, sanctified sisters, community rebel rousers, dedicated teachers, coaches, mentors, PTA moms and little league moms, and carpool driving moms - and every momma out there guiding a young brilliant mind into adulthood. This is for you!
It's #ActivismApril and GirlTrek is awarding $1,000 in seed money to 10 women with the best ideas for making their communities healthier.
- Does your church need a health fair or an exercise room?
- Does your neighborhood need a community garden, what about a colorful mural?
- Does your park need a new bench or cleanup day?
- Maybe a student you know is under severe stress and worried about how to pay tuition?
- Maybe a team that's helping young kids desperately needs new uniforms?
- Or maybe there are seniors in your neighborhood who are isolated and need support?
This month earn your golden shoelaces by completing GirlTrek's 30-Day Jumpstart challenge and qualify to win $1,000 in seed money to improve your community.
The Jumpstart challenge is a fun, "scavenger-hunt" style walking competition. You must complete 20 walks in 30 days to succeed. Once you succeed you earn GirlTrek's coveted golden shoelaces AND you qualify for the $1,000 in seed money!
Rules to the Game aka How to get those duckets!
(1. Duc-kets: Legal tender. Dinero. Cash money. LOL!)
Step 1: Get active! Take 20 walks in 30 days to complete GirlTrek's 30-Day Jumpstart. Download the Jumpstart here. Challenge starts April 1st and ends April 30th. You must complete your 20 walks within this timeframe.
Step 2: While you're hustling hard to break a sweat, pay attention to what your community needs then tell us in 500 words or less, your biggest, boldest, brightest idea - how you will spend $1000 to make your community healthier?
Step 3: Claim the Victory! On GirlTrek.org submit a photocopy of your completed jumpstart + your bold idea. Claim the victory entries will be accepted April 30th - May 2nd. We will put all ideas in a bucket and draw 10 names live on Friday May 6th!
Step 4: Get ready for April 1st and spread the word now! Even if you don't plan to submit a great idea, you can still help your city win a blow-out summer block party! We'll be tallying what city gets the most women to earn their golden shoelaces in April and that city will take home the prize - DJ, Double Dutch, fun games and finger-licking BBQ! If your city really hustles harder, now is the time to let us know! [Check the 'Find A Trek' tab for the major city kickoffs happening April 2nd across the country.]
Inspired? Already have your great idea? Increase your chances of winning!
Send the Jumpstart challenge to everyone you know and tell them to help you win! That's right. If you're trying to get a health fair for your church, get the whole congregation to walk! Trying to win that scholarship for a deserving girl? Better call all of her aunties and tell them to get with it! There are no limitations to how many people can submit the same great idea, so rally your folks to 1.) Complete the Jumpstart Challenge and 2.) Claim the Victory at the end of the month.