Your SADD chapter is working hard to make a difference. Wouldn’t it be great to earn some money at the same time? There are always contests available that your chapter can enter and have a chance to win prizes that include thousands of dollars! See below for the possibilities, and remember – your chance of winning is usually a lot better than you think!
Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Video Contest – Deadline June 19
If you’re a student between the ages of 16 and 21, you can win big prizes by helping address teen driver safety! Create a 25- or 55-second video that addresses teen driver safety – the particular focus is up to you. 10 finalists will be selected from the entrants, and will receive a set of Bridgestone or Firestone tires. Then the public will vote for their favorite – and the grand prize winner gets a $20,000 college scholarship! To learn more, visit teensdrivesmart.com.
Besides contests, there are always grants available for your chapter to apply for to help fund your efforts. Usually, these grants require you to hold activities around a particular topic. Here are a couple of good places to research possible grants for your chapter:
Each year, YSA gives away $1 million in grants to youth groups like SADD chapters who take on service projects. There are a wide variety of grants with deadlines throughout the year, so check back frequently to see what’s new. Enter “SADD” in the “Partner Code” field of the application, and you’ll get a priority review!
Check out Do Something for grants to fund service projects on a variety of topics, or for cool campaigns your chapter can take on, like Teens for Jeans.
Best of SADD Awards—Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014
At the 2014 SADD National Conference in Washington, D.C. this June, SADD will recognize the stellar work of some of its most outstanding contributors, chosen from nominations made by SADD representatives across the country. SADD National will present the Best of SADD Awards in three categories: Activity of the Year, Advisor of the Year, and Chapter of the Year. Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014. Click here for more information.