Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Power of Youth Video Contest for Teens, 5 iPad Prizes - Ends April 27

Teen Video Competition

I've written before about the importance of teen driving safety education and parental involvement with adolescents. Morally as a professional blogger and personally as a mother of four teens -- Girl, Girl, Boy Triplets plus a son just one year older who will be getting his driver's license soon -- I feel there's something else that is a true public service to share with every American family. All MBE readers who have teens are invited to join me in encouraging your teenage kids to enter the 2012 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Power of You(th) Video Contest.

My Teens Have Attitudes, Doesn't Every Kid at This Stage?
Like all concerned moms and dads, I can't agree more with MADD that underage drinking is not only not cool, it can be downright deadly.  That said, in alignment with this national nonprofit group, I am hoping that teens across America will actively engage in the conversation by participating in the organization's fun and equally informative video contest. 

"The Power of You(th) is the power you hold to save some of the 6,000 lives that are lost each year because of underage drinking," explains MADD. "We invite teens to take a stand and create a short video that encourages peers to avoid drinking alcohol and to never even get in a car as a passenger with someone who's been drinking."  

Great Prizes: An iPad Plus a Trip to Dallas For Each of 5 Finalists
Each of five finalists will win a new iPad. These winners also get an all-expense paid trip for themselves and one guardian to Dallas in June 2012 for the Teen Influencer Summit to help create a national initiative. As a member of MADD's National Teen Influencer Group comprised of young people from all over America they'll be part of a collective making a real difference by influencing their friends and making an impact in their schools, homes and communities.

The Grand Prize Winner will also receive an all-expense paid trip for himself/herself and one guardian to Washington D.C. for MADD’s National Conference in September 2012.

Join Me in Working Together To Help STOP Underage Drinking & Driving

MADD Power of You(th) 
Teen Video Contest
Submissions due by April 27, 2012
Entry Details  HERE
There's another opportunity for our kids to help counter the unfortunate reality that 1 in 5 teens indulge in binge drinking.

Teens -- even those not interested in entering the current video contest -- can also do something else very positive for themselves and their friends. How? Teens can easily take a stand by signing pledges via the MADD Power of You(th) Facebook Page to not drink before age 21 and to never ride in a car with someone who’s been drinking. Kids can also enter to win NFL prizes by drafting friends to follow their leads and also sign pledges on that page.

The Power of You(th) Teen community outreach program is orchestrated by nonprofit Mothers Against Drunk Driving and is made possible by national presenting sponsor State Farm

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded by Candy Lightner, a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver who had three prior drunk driving convictions, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. In addition to the important task of educating and influencing lawmakers, parents, teens and the general public, MADD is one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S. providing support to drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and via their hotline at 877-MADD-HELP.  Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 877-ASK-MADD.

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  1. This is a great example of how drinking and driving kills!


  2. This is a wonderful idea to encourage teenage of the campaign about teenage drunk driving. Teenage need the support of their parents on the youth video contest. In this way teenagers has an alternative to enjoy themselves through this contest. It takes the support of the parents to succeed their children.

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