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!
Courageous Persuaders Video Contest – Deadline February 12, 2015
High school students are challenged to create a 30-second video PSA targeted to middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking. There’s also a contest to create a 30-second video PSA about texting while driving. More than $21,000 in scholarships will be awarded! For more information, visit courageouspersuaders.com.
Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge – Deadline March 16, 2015
High school students are challenged to create a 60-90 second video PSA that highlights the importance of safer teen driving. The grand prize winner receives $15,000 and the chance to produce a PSA with a Discovery film crew! For more information, click here.
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.