Mid January, our organization created and launched a campaign called #MotivationalMarch. Many of you have been following our journey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter over the past four weeks. If you remember, our goal was to visit at least 1 school every day throughout March and inspire as many students as possible.
We are pleased to inform you that today marks the final day of our campaign. With most districts heading off on Spring Break next week for the last 2 days of March, we are closing 2015's #MotivationalMarch on our 20th day strong.
Throughout this campaign we visited 16 schools, conducted 38 presentations, and inspired 2,940 students. PLUS ME would like to thank every school that hosted us throughout this month for believing in our mission and supporting our growing organization.
Today, we will end our campaign at El Sereno Elementary School. Not only do we celebrate the end of our campaign with El Sereno, but we also recognize them as the 30th school in Los Angeles Unified School District that we have worked with!
#MotivationalMarch also allowed us to begin two new partnerships with supportive organizations. We collaborated with Youth Policy Institute's Gear Up grant in the San Fernando Valley and SoCal CAN's Level Up College Ambassador program in Los Angeles.
What's up next for PLUS ME? We will continue to inspire students at schools throughout April and focus our attention on raising funds for our upcoming 2nd Annual Silent Auction/Benefit. If you'd like to support us, donate or RSVP to attend our event on May 2nd in Los Angeles!
We look forward to completing another successful #MotivationalMarch campaign in 2016 and hope to see you at our upcoming fundraiser!
It's great being a part of an organization where you work with passionate and ambitious people that love what they do. Currently, I am the Communications/Outreach Intern for the PLUS ME project and I've learned that in order to achieve your goals you must work hard and never give up.
I started my internship journey feeling great about working with a non-profit organization. I love the fact that PLUS ME motivates and empowers students through personal experiences. I had the opportunity to watch Richard Reyes, our founder, speak to a group of students. It is simply amazing to see how a person can touch so many lives through sharing a story. As I looked at the students in the room, I saw them engaged. I could see through their eyes when they related to his story and when they were inspired,
Personally, I related to Richard's narrative about persevering and working hard to fulfill a dream. High school was a blur for me, but when I went to college I wanted to work hard and get good grades. Trust me, my journey has been long and sometimes it has not been easy, but I know in the long run it's all worth it. I'm currently in my last year of college and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me.
If you have the opportunity to hear Richard speak, I promise he will touch your heart in some way, like he did mine.
Here is a photo I snapped of Richard's presentation at Ramon Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts on Tuesday.
Keep an eye out for future posts by me that will highlight my journey with the PLUS ME project.
Until next time,