In 2013, Herb Windfield & Perrick Robinson wanted to make a difference in Chicago with the hopes of decreasing the number of deaths among the youth, so they decided to create the Save Our Youth movement. Save Our Youth started out as a t-shirt line called S.O.Y. to raise money for the youth in the urban communities to attend sporting events, educational field trips, and frequent ice cream shop visits.
This time around Save Our Youth is providing high school seniors with the opportunity to earn $500 towards their college tuition and/or books. In order to enter the Save Our Youth College Scholarship Essay Contest, you must submit a 1,000+ word essay pertaining one of the following subject matters listed below:
1.) Personal, Family, Community Background History.
2.) Academic Strengths & Accomplishments.
3.) College Goals & Outlook.
4.) Financial Need For Scholarship.
All participants MUST have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA), provide a copy of your high school transcript, and one recommendation from a teacher/staff member. Essays MUST be mailed to the following address by May 1, 2015:
Save Our Youth
558 W. 37th Street, #280
Chicago, Illinois 60609
For any questions or concerns contact Save Our Youth via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.