Thank you to everyone who watched, liked, and shared our videos—your hard work made it happen!! More than 700 nonprofit organizations participated in the challenge—to generates much social media “buzz” as possible for their videos. Our first video was 13th most popular out of more than 900 videos, and we finished in 17th place overall—which is AMAZING!
From there, of the top 40 “buzz-getters,” 25 winners were chosen by a panel of judges based on the inspiration of the organization’s story, the community impact of their work, and the creativity of the videos they submitted. We are absolutely thrilled to be one of the winners and count the Starbucks Foundation among our supporters!
Most of all, we are truly grateful for and humbled by the power of our community’s support for our young people and our mission. We couldn’t have done this without you!
A special thanks to our alumni who were interviewed for the video, as well as Amber van Moessner on our Young Professionals Committee for filming and Joseph Matoske for editing.