Pro-Life College Students Could Win Award for Impacting Abortion With Activism
by Steven Ertelt
January 28, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — College students have great ideas for unique and innovative activism and that’s no different when it comes to young adults involved in the pro-life movement. Now, that ingenuity could be rewarded with cash prizes from two top pro-life groups that cater to reaching the next generation of American leaders with the pro-life message.
Human Life Alliance and Students for Life of America have joined together to sponsor a first of its kind "Campus Impact Award."
This new effort offers $1,000 in prizes to promote student pro-life activism for the 2009 spring semester.
Kristan Hawkins, the executive director of SFLA announced the award at their annual student conference last Saturday at the Catholic University of America in Washington as part of the March for Life weekend.
"We’re thrilled to partner with HLA and promote this exciting opportunity for pro-life students," she told LifeNews.com. "This is just what new clubs need to get off the ground, a boost in funding."
"This really is an excellent opportunity for new clubs to get funding to do even more pro-life work at the end of the academic year and plan for next fall’s semester. We’re looking forward to the creative submissions from pro-life clubs across the country," Hawkins continued.
The "2009 Campus Impact Award" challenges high school and college students to promote pro-life issues on campus.
Students may use HLA materials to promote the humanity of the pre-born child, abstinence education or end-of-life issues as a project to help their peers embrace a pro-life philosophy and develop their own campus club.
Joe Langfeld of Human Life Alliance tells LifeNews.com the award could motivate some pro-life college students who may be more apprehensive about standing up for the pro-life perspective to make their voices heard.
Three cash prizes of $500, $250 and $250 will be awarded to the top three students clubs who succeed in producing creative and broad reaching educational efforts.
The contest begins February 1 and runs through March 31, 2009 and students should contact one of the two groups for contest rules. Entrants can document their "Campus Impact" project with YouTube style videos to present for final judging.
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