ATLANTA - MARCH 22, 2007 - Award-winning information Web site HowStuffWorks.com has partnered with Do Something, the nonprofit organization that aims to inspire young people to get involved in their local communities and issues across the globe, to present the 2007 BRICK Awards®. The BRICK Awards honor 12 extraordinary change-makers ages 11 to 25 who are making profound differences throughout the world. Other sponsors for the 2007 BRICK Awards include Yahoo!, Saturn, Pepsi and CW.
This year, the public will be able to learn about all twelve of the finalists on HowStuffWorks.com and vote for their four favorites on the official BRICK Awards Web site, powered by Yahoo!. The four audience favorites will win the Golden BRICK Award, (the people's choice for the "best of the best"), as well as an extra $15,000 each for their respective projects.
In support of its new official charity of choice and to support the online voting process, HowStuffWorks.com has launched a feature section on its Web site that offers extensive background information about the BRICK Awards and Do Something, as well as interviews with the twelve 2007 BRICK Award winners. The feature also helps provide ideas on how readers of all ages can find simple ways to get involved with community causes.
"HowStuffWorks empowers young people with knowledge about how the world works," said Dawn Whaley, Executive Vice President at HowStuffWorks. "Do Something takes it a step further and encourages young people to use this knowledge for the betterment of society, to take the lead and to make a difference."
The BRICK Awards ceremony will be held in Times Square in New York City on April 10, 2007 and will be televised for the first time on the CW Network on April 12, 2007. This year's BRICK Award winners are involved with projects concerning Global Impact, Health, Education and Environment, and Community Building. Each of the twelve BRICK Award winners receives $10,000 for higher education scholarships and grants donated directly to their charity of choice. Celebrities who have been involved with the BRICK Awards in the past include: President Clinton, Susan Sarandon, Jimmy Fallon, Mary J. Blige, Rocco DiSpirito, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Jewel and NY Giants star Michael Strahan.
To learn more about the application and judging process, or the BRICK Award winners, visit "How The Brick Awards Work" on HowStuffWorks.com.
Founded in 1999, HowStuffWorks.com is an online publishing company that provides objective, credible and useful information for people to learn about the world around them. The company's award-winning Web site attracts millions of unique visitors each month and is the source for in-depth, easy-to-understand explanations on hundreds of topics ranging from science and technology to health and electronics. In 2005, HowStuffWorks.com became the exclusive online publisher for Publications International, Ltd., Consumer Guide and Mobil Travel Guide. HowStuffWorks.com is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a subsidiary of The Convex Group, a media and technology company.
About the BRICK Awards
The BRICK Awards honor social-change makers and community-action tycoons under the age of 25. Young people making a difference in the community can learn more and apply for next year's BRICK Awards at www.brickawards.org.
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