Back to School with Matthew McConaughey
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It’s so great to be back after a summer break, and I can’t wait to share with you over the next few weeks everything that The Trend Tribe has experienced! One of my favorite moments was my afternoon spent with a great group of girlfriends including newest Trendsetter, Kadi Prescott, at Venice High School to sit down with and speak with actor, Matthew McConaughey. Nope, we weren’t there on location for his next movie, we were there thanks to some very special VIP perks from SheSpeaks. An afternoon program was set up in order to become educated on the importance of staying in school, lowering the drop out rate, and how we can play an important part in finding a solution to this crisis. The solution? Mentoring.
Then I saw this…
School gym? This has recipe for disaster written all over it.
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The film star of productions such as Dazed and Confused, Tropic Thunder, Magic Mike and Bernie, kept his shirt on (for most of the time;) however he did break a sweat by dropping to give us 20 and showing us how leading by example encourages children to move their bodies, express gratitude, improve their behavior and positively alter your life path. While it is important to recognize children of all ages, McConaughey feels most passionately about helping teens in need:
“High school is a crossroads where we’re running out of do-overs. The best choice is always the hardest and consequences have a bigger bite. It is the last stop to learn to make new choices and maintain a healty lifestyle.”
How you can help!
McConaughey and his foundation, j.k. livin (“founded with the goal of empowering high school students to lead active lives and healthy choices,”) have partnered with P&G and Communities in Schools on a new program to School the Nation. This gives all of us the opportunity to participate and make a difference in the lives of children and teens and aid in the prevention of dropping out of school. While walking through Target and you look in your big red basket, what do you see? Chances are you have more P&G products than you even realized staring back at you! Well friends, that is a win/win situation. For a limited time, when you purchase $25 worth of participating P&G brands, you’ll receive a $5 rebate by mail AND P&G will donate another $5 to Communities in Schools.
For more information about the rebate, the brands and products that qualify and how to redeem, visit www.getgivesave.com
Thank you Matthew McConaughey for inviting us to learn more about the importance of mentoring, how we can participate and how much just a little bit goes in making the lives of these children so much greater!
Oh, and then THIS happened…
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