Livestream: Watch’s Boot Camp Here!

Do SomethingHave an idea for social change? Curious about how Millennials are changing the world? Whatever your purpose, you came to the right place!

Our friends at are hosting a Boot Camp today, which you can livestream below! The event brings together young community leaders, activists, and social entrepreneurs for a packed day — it's called boot camp for a reason! — of networking and training to provide under 25-year-olds with the tools to turn their action ideas into reality. Watch how-to workshops about basic marketing techniques, budget planning, succession planning, and more.

Check out the streaming schedule below and tune in!

9:30-9:40am: Introduction
9:40-10:35am: How to Get Press & Public Relations
10:35-11:40am: Measuring Your Impact: Data!
11:40-12:20pm: Interviews
12:30-1:15pm: Lunch Panel
1:25-2:20pm: Creating A Strong Brand
2:30-3:25pm: How to Tell Your Story
3:40-5:00pm: Speed Pitch Intro & Speed Pitching

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Millennial News Feed

Quote of the Day: “A major life milestone that happened this year was that I met my idol, Taylor Swift.” –Female, 22, CA

MTV’s Video Music Awards are still being discussed, thanks in large part to Kanye West’s epic acceptance speech, and the ratings for the Millennial-targeted show are in. While traditional TV viewing numbers were slightly lower, digital streaming of the awards were much higher than years past. In fact, streaming increased 155%, and the show was tweeted about 21.4 million times. The numbers reflect young consumers’ continued migration from the traditional broadcast structure. (MediaPost)

Music is huge on Vine, and now the platform’s young users can access some official tracks to put behind their looped clips. Last week, the Music on Vine feature launched, providing a (currently small) library of licensed music to creators. The  new tool is “a first step toward working with the industry before it starts to face similar copyright issues,” and could lead to future monetary opportunities. (Recode)

Weed is officially more popular on college campuses than tobacco. According to research of college students nationwide, 40% report using some sort of illicit drug over the last year, up from 36% in 2006, and that increase is largely due to an increase in marijuana use. When looking at daily use, nearly 6% of students report smoking weed every day, compared to 5% who say they smoke cigarettes daily. (SlateWSJ)

Millennials catch a lot of flack for always having their faces is a screen, but when it comes down to it, they’d prefer to talk in person. Recent research from a call center claims that 85% of working Millennials would rather meet and communicate in-person with co-workers, followed by email and talking on the phone. When it comes to customer service, 76% would rather call a brand to deal with an issue, compared to only 1% who say they would want to use social media to contact a company. (betanews)

When it comes to video content for Millennials, success is being found in the extremes. Long-form and extreme looped short-form—15 seconds or less—are both effective, according to Tumblr’s creative strategy director. To get that content in front of them, it’s about going where they are: “Millennials are not thinking about medium or format—they’re thinking about where they want to spend time discovering things, being entertained and ultimately seeing video." (alistdaily)

Quote of the Day: “Right now, I’m living at home with my parents and completing my education while also working.” –Female, 21, CA

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