Posted 08/03/2011 - 09:22:33am by Stephen Anfield
James Robinson, a recent winner of our Launch Pad contest, is currently participating in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge in the hopes of winning $25,000 for his nonprofit organization -- GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc.
During a time when bullying is at the forefront of issues plaguing today’s youth, Robinson is working to provide services for kids who need it most. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth are at higher risk for isolation, depression, suicide, and victimization than heterosexual youth, Robinson says.
It’s not easy fighting for LGBT rights in Alabama. Robinson has traveled across the country to rally support for his efforts there. As is the case with many social entrepreneurs, raising funds has been his most difficult task.
The Pepsi Refresh Challenge is a high-stakes contest that allows people/organizations with innovative ideas to compete for popular support. Ideas receiving the highest votes win the contest.
Wondering how you can help? Here’s how:
- Click here to be redirected to James’ Pepsi Refresh Challenge page.
- Click “vote.” If you are not logged into Facebook, you will be asked to do so.
- You will be asked if you’d like to share your vote. This is completely up to you. Facebook will not automatically post unless you allow it.
- Share with friends!
If you voted, please leave a comment below letting us know. If you have any fundraising ideas for James, please comment below.
To learn more about GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc., click here.
To learn more about the Pepsi Refresh Challenge and how you can get funding for your idea, click here.