I had the opportunity to meet a good young brother when I participated in the Ford Fiesta Movement.. brother from Chicago who had built his own fan base from a series of webisodes. Come to find out BEFORE I even met him that we had mutual friends in the Chi.. Throughout the Ford initiative we kept in touch and followed each others adventures online and got a chance to admire each of our own movements. Luckily for him, he got snatched up from FORD again to run Part 2 of the program designated for film makers, graphic designers, fashionistas and photographer.
During this campaign, Derek began applying for a Masters Program at Film Schools to sharpen his film making skills and to follow his life long dream. Kudos and hat tips to him again as he announced shortly after that he was accepted to the Masters Program at USC. Yet there was one minor detail that was in his way this time..
The $10,000 needed for the program.
So he began to ask for help. Not only from his family and Real Life friends.. but from his internet family and followers. He held local fundraisers, raffles and drives all for one sake.. to catch his dream. He caught some attention from DR. Pepper and they even pitched in.
With all of his efforts, he has raised a great deal of his needed funds but is still a bit short. Please see his next initiative that is happening RIGHT NOW:
“We invite you to come view our Web-A-Thon broadcasting LIVE on from 9am-10pm.
It is crunch time for Team HandUp in our support of Derek “Pretty Boy” Dow raising money for USC film school. We have decided to make a big push toward the overall goal of raising $10K. If you are not familiar with the story read the following, even if you are familiar get a refresher HERE.
We will have the best of the best talent gracing us with their presence during our 13 hour broadcast such as:
Jaila Simms (P.Diddy Making his Band)
and more to come including extra secret guess
So its definitely something you do not want to miss. We have a goal set to reach a reasonable amount of $3500 during our broadcast so we really encourage any donation also feel free to call in and chime in on some of our topics with our guest. Heres the number to call in during the U-stream broadcast: (312) 869-9603″
So, please tune in today when you can.. donate what you can; even if its passing this message along to someone in your circle to spread awareness.