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Diabetes is a health problem effecting millions of Californians. Raise your voice and join the conversation about diabetes.

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What is the Bigger Picture?

Cal-Map-3The Bigger Picture Campaign is a collaboration between Youth Speaks inc, and The University of California, San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations designed to combat the rising epidemic of Type-2 Diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease, and work to change the social and environmental factors that have led to its spread.

We aim to inspire young people to challenge and name the institutional, environmental and social causes of the spread of Type 2 Diabetes.  It is our hope that by raising their voicetaking action and joining the conversation they will inevitably alter the trajectory of the disease, and provide youth with a virtual platform, and real life performance opportunities for their stories to be heard.

As an added incentive we are offering $14K in educational scholarships to reward young people who make exceptional statements to persuade others to join the conversation, or who take direct action against this epidemic.

 

Raise Your Voice. Win $4,000!

We are offering over $14K in scholarships for exceptional examples of young people speaking out against this disease. By posting their own dynamic poetry or written songs to help spread the word or demonstrating an action they have taken or facilitated to combat the spread of Diabetes and encourage others to join the movement, high school students can earn a $4K, $2K, or $1K scholarship in each category.

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