It's been an amazing adventure and Cricket Wireless and I are proud, humble, and excited to announce the 2015 contest winners for the Go Positive Contest! We had a HUGE response in ten markets, and because there were so, SO many great nominations, Cricket decided to do more…
Cricket Wireless decided to give $1,000 to SIXTEEN (16) schools totaling $16,000! We were able to select one additional school as a winner! HOORAY!!!
Cricket received more than 500 nominations during the campaign from teachers, parents and community members across the country. The nominations recognized programs that support character development and leadership skills, improve literacy to provide strong foundations, teach integrity and perseverance, empower young adults and build self-esteem, and encourage positive behavior amongst students.
I understand how important positivity plays in all schools from elementary to middle on up to high school. I was impressed with my son’s high school anti-bullying and cyber-bullying policies and all of the amazing, high caliber sports and academics programs they’ve got in place. We want the best for our children, and the privilege of a higher education should not be taken lightly.
As a Spokesperson for Cricket Wireless' Go Positive Contest, it was truly honor to have had the opportunity to select the winning schools. Reading through all the nominations made my heart want to burst and I found myself in tears and so moved by the overwhelming response of positivity happening all over America's schools. The positive reinforcement you offer at your school is an investment that truly holds the key to their future success. Together, we have helped recognize the many deserving schools and amazing programs made possible by faculty, teachers and parents that give students something to smile about every day. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
In case you're learning more about this contest – Cricket invited parents and community members to visit a participating Cricket store to submit their nomination in the following metro areas through October 11 in the following markets: District of Columbia; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Oakland, California; San Diego, California; New York City, New York; Miami, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Winners were selected based on originality, potential for growth, and positive impact in K-12 public or charter schools in the above communities that operate an in-class or after school program that supports the following:
Here's the video announcement of the Go Positive Contest winners:
Page Turners Make Great Learners Literacy Program at Love T. Nolan Elementary
Pearl and Young Knights Mentoring Organization for Exceptional Students at West Clayton Elementary School
Senior Academy Homecoming Week at Drew Charter School Senior Academy
Alliance Support Program at Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center
Chancellor Jackie Fagan for numerous programs at Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
Robotics Program at Brandenburg Intermediate School
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) at River Trail Elementary
The Elite Program for student mentoring at Jones College Prep
Step Up Girls Program at Muchin College Prep
Bay Area, CA
Dad's Club at Otis Elementary
ASB Motivational Group at Jurupa Middle School
San Antonio, TX
Safety Patrols, Eagle Stomp and Eagle Choir at Jerry Allen Elementary
Girls Rock After School Program at South Mayd Elementary
Band Program at Key Elementary
Las Vegas, NV
Drama Kids Program at Somerset Academy: Lossee Campus
SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) at Charleroi High School