Do Something! Nonprofit Org challenge youth to be activist through text
By SGZ Staff
Ever wonder what it would have been like to be an activist during the 1960s? Well, DoSomething.org has created The Activist Text game to give youth the opportunity to find out.
DoSomething.org – a nonprofit organization that gives 13- to 25-year-olds the opportunity to make an impact for causes they care about – launched the game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of its Activism Campaign. The organization gives youth the chance to learn how young people in the ‘60s impacted their communities during the Civil Rights movement.
The game, which gives hypothetical choices based on real events, is simple to play. You enter your first name and phone number, and DoSomething.org will send you a series of text messages engaging you as a young civil rights activist to see what you would do in a scenario that happened during the 1960s. You can also get your friends involved by entering their name and numbers to either help you out or challenge them to see what they would do in a scenario of their own. There is even a chance to win a $3,000 scholarship.
In addition to the game, the organization’s Activist Campaign gives an abundance of information about racism and activism, including 11 facts about racial discrimination. To read more or participate in The Activist Text game, go to www.dosomething.org/activist.