Do1Thing is a collaborative, nationwide effort among 32 Pulitzer Prize-winners and some of the most recognized names in photography, to raise awareness of homeless teenagers’ plight and encourage individuals to take action to assist them. Do1Thing addresses social activists as well as people who want to take action but don’t know how to do so. It offers everyone the possibility to do just one thing of their choice for homeless teens. It is our intention to give disadvantaged youth visibility within the social context so that they can be helped to empower themselves.
Today, the Internet is one of the most important tools that we can use to create a digital community that encourages activism and brings about social change. The Do1Thing project is based on a dynamic web site that showcases photos, videos and narratives of homeless teens across the country, making visible the people our communities cannot or will not see. In addition, users can upload photos, videos and blogs of the actions they take to help this unseen population.
In order to provide a practical connection between need and activism and to engender a constructive context for social action, Do 1 Thing has and will continue to spread virally, using social networking sites, wikis, Twitter and blogs to push the message across various channels.