Caring Neighborhoods Challenge
Caring neighbors lead to connected youth and connected youth are healthier, happier youth. Research shows that youth who feel valued in their community enjoy better mental health; a greater sense of personal control and optimism; reduced crime, violence, and fighting; less substance abuse. Enter the Caring Neighborhoods contest by hosting an event in your neighborhood that builds community. After the event, submit your photos and description as described below to be eligible to win. (The 2014 winning neighborhood had the honor of doing the Mitchell Park Community Center RIbbon Cutting with Mayor Shepherd. (See photo below.))
•Host a Block Party
•Do a Scavenger Hunt
•Have a Movie Night
•Plan something unique to your neighborhood
•Build a Little Free Library http://littlefreelibrary.org
Photo Submissions & Contest
The event should...
--include a multi-generational group of individuals
--attract a large number of people
--be an original idea
--take place between now and Labor Day
Submit a photo of your neighborhood's event to win a prize. Rules:
1.) First, thanks so much for building community in your neighborhood.
2.) Photo must be a neighborhood event and must include a description of 50-100 words (to be submitted in the comment section below).
3.) We prefer high resolution (1600x1200 pixels) so that they will print nicely but that is not required.
4.) After completing the form below you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your photo(s).
5.) Clicking "submit" means that you consent to our using the photo for articles, on our website and Facebook page and that we may print and display it.
6.) This contest runs monthly May-Labor Day; Submissions are due by Sept 10.
If you have questions please submit them below. Good luck!
Also, youth and adults are encouraged to submit photos just for fun! Please follow guidelines 2, 3, 4 and 5 above