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Daniel Maree Wins the Do Something Award for his Million Hoodie Movement and wins $100,000!

Are you over racism? Are you sick of police brutality and racial profiling? Then you should know about the Million Hoodies Movement that Daniel Maree founded.

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Do Something is a program that supports youth who are creating positive social change. They encourage youth to tackle problems such as poverty, environment, violence, education, and any issue that negatively affects our world.  Every year one outstanding youth is chosen to receive $100,000 to continue and expand their good work and 4 runners-up are awarded $10,000.

At the 2013 annual awards show Daniel Maree won the grand prize for his Million Hoodie Movement to raise awareness about racial profiling. Living in a predominately white neighborhood he has faced racial profiling numerous times and was inspired to do something after the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin.

Million Hoodies gives youth an opportunity to become leaders with a 2 day program for “high school and college students to strategize and design action plans to address gun violence and criminal justice issues in their communities”.  

They are also supporting and…

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