Miley Cyrus is known as a singer, movie actress, TV alter-ego with an alter-ego, perennial award nominee, teenager who oughta put her camera in a lock box, “SNL” staple (who’s not afraid to laugh along) and supporter of oodles of charities–which now includes Get Ur Good On, a partnership between Miley and Youth Service America. Yup. Despite her frenetic work schedule, the girl is determined to do good on the side.
Get Ur Good On joins the ranks of orgs like Do Something as an online hub for volunteer resources and communities of engaged youth activists. Members can find out how to apply for grants, hook up with other volunteers across the country, promote their own projects and tack on a little extra self-esteem all in one fell swoop! Miley’s attitude toward service is best articulated by shamelessly borrowing her words directly from the Get Ur Good On website, which borrowed them from a 2008 Time magazine interview:
“If you pick up a guitar when you’re 8, you’re really good at it by the time you’re 20. It’s the same with giving back. My family has been visiting Kentucky coal-mine towns since I was little. We take clothes, gifts and school supplies. It’s an eye opener for me, seeing families here in America living in Third World conditions. And it makes me want to make a difference.”
Miley says she’s been most inspired by her grandpa, a big believer in always doing more, who passed away a few years ago. His legacy pushes her to always “do more,” she says in the below video.
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