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We Solve Problems Essay Contest - End Cyberbullying!

Organized by: Alex Gertsburg

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We've hit our original goal of $8k, but we'd really like to get this WAY bigger...
February 16, 2016

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THE STORY:

What would happen if 1500 high school students all tried to solve the same problem at the same time? What if it was a problem they were dealing with themselves? What if they solved the problem of cyberbullying?

Statistics show that half of all adolescents have either been a victim of cyberbullying, or have been a cyberbully themselves, and 16% of students reported seriously considering suicide in a 2014 poll conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Aside from suicide, victims of cyberbullying are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, skip school, receive poor grades, and have lower self-esteem.

The Gertsburg Law Firm and the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce have decided to jointly facilitate an essay contest among local high school students. The contest will be held among Kenston and Chagrin Falls High Schools, and students will be asked to write a 600-word essay detailing their solution to the cyberbullying epidemic. The Gertsburg Law Firm and the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce have already guaranteed $8,000 in prize funds to be divided among winners and their schools, but let's get that number much higher!

This is an opportunity to inspire young minds to make a difference in the world. These students could potentially come up with a solution that will save lives. In addition, this contest gives students an opportunity to develop and display their problem-solving and communications skills, which will positively impact them for the rest of their careers and beyond. The contest gives local business leaders the chance to get involved and work alongside students and educators by judging the contest and supporting a solution. Please help us to inspire the minds of the future, and put an end to cyber-bullying by contributing to the contest. Let's change the future of our world together!

For more information about the contest, please visit www.gertsburglaw.com/essay.

$8,635

 

9% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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  • Nadine Ezzie

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $180

  • Broadview Analytics

    $100

  • Edward & Raya Gertsburg

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mike and Tina Mihalek

    $100

  • Mjm

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Elina and Oleg

    $100

  • Ball Family

    $100

  • North Coast Auto

    $300

  • Chris & Sara Rader

    $100

  • Chris & Angie Bryant

    $100

  • Jeff and Monica Woo

    $100

  • A&G Office Furniture

     

  • Nicholas Jewelers

    $100

  • Rob and Julie Namy

    $250

  • James Sullivan & Gabe Brett

    $100

  • Adams Family

    $50

  • peter rubin

    $200

  • Lowe's Audio Video

    $200

  • Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce

    $1,500

  • PJ Filipowicz

    $100

  • OIADA

    $100

  • Drew Tewksbury

    $250

  • Barnes Wendling CPAs, Inc.

    $150

  • Patanko Enterprises, Inc.

    $100

  • Motorcars Honda/Toyota

    $500

  • Medical Mutual of Ohio

    $1,000

  • PepsiCo via Indra Nooyi, CEO

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jennifer Mountcastle

    $50

  • viperks

    $100

  • Winking Lizard Tavern

    $375

  • Patricia & John Hemann

    $100

  • Chagrin Arts

    $25

  • Jesse Weinberger Overnight Geek University

    $40

  • Jesse Weinberger (Overnight Geek University)

    $120

  • Michael Henry

    $20

  • Wildwater Kingdom

    $500

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Donor Comments

Wildwater Kingdom

Wildwater Kingdom

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Jesse Weinberger (Overnight Geek University)

Jesse Weinberger (Overnight Geek University)

DONATION: $120

2 years ago

Michael Henry

Michael Henry

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jesse Weinberger Overnight Geek University

Jesse Weinberger Overnight Geek University

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Chagrin Arts

Chagrin Arts

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Patricia & John Hemann

Patricia & John Hemann

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Winking Lizard Tavern

Winking Lizard Tavern

DONATION: $375

2 years ago

viperks

viperks

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jennifer Mountcastle

Jennifer Mountcastle

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

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