Where can you find Justin Bieber, “Glee,” Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Austin, Texas, all on the same awards ballot? At the 2011 Do Something Awards. The polls for this year’s Do Something Awards are open and it’s time to show some love for celebrities, young people and cities that are positively impacting their communities.
Do Something is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young people take online social action offline. Their upcoming awards show will honor those doing their part to give back. Hosted by Jane Lynch, nominees include David Beckham for his work with UNICEF and Malaria No More, Chris Rock for his charity Journey for Change, Lady Gaga for her LGBT rights work and many more.
No doubt these celebrities are inspirational, but the real reason for the awards show is spotlighting exceptional young leaders: five people under 25 who’ve rocked social causes this year are up to win $100,000 for their work. Will it be Mark Kabban for launching YALLA, an organization that supports immigrant families by helping children realize their potential through sports and the arts? Or Taryn Guerrero Davis for creating The American Widow Project, which has helped more than 700 widows whose husbands have died in Iraq and Afghanistan? You decide.
Polls close Aug. 14 so cast your vote today. The 2011 Do Something Awards air Thursday, Aug. 18 at 9/8c on VH1. For more information, visit DoSomething.org. Stay up to date on Twitter by searching hashtag #dsawards.
Do Something Awards
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Top 5 finalists
Learn more about the young adults in the running to win this year's Do Something award.