Sat, 21 March 2015
Jason Hartman invites Nancy Lublin to talk about her volunteer campaigns at DoSomething.org, the largest organization in the world for teens to help with social change. Nancy talks about her organization as well as Crisis Text Line, a texting hotline-equivalent for children and young adults experiencing bullying, depression, and more. Nancy shares some surprising facts about what today's teens are going through, how Crisis Text Line works, and how Do Something originally got started.
2:00 – Nancy explains a little bit about how Do Something works.
8:20 – Only about 2% of text messages that come into Crisis Text Line is about bullying.
10:45 – Mental health and homeless/poverty campaigns are two of the most popular campaigns on DoSomething.org
13:20 – Do Something was originally founded by the actor Andrew Shue
15:40 – Do Something focuses on trying to take adults (anyone over 26) out of the equation, so that young teens can feel like they're creating a direct change in the world.
17:20 – Nancy explains how you join a Do Something campaign.
18:45 – Life is better with friends and so is social change.
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