By Redina Demushi |Staff Writer
Posted on Feb. 25, 2016
Kean is currently ranked third in the TIDAL social media contest that has colleges giving back to their communities and rewarding them for their good deeds, according to the Kean Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter.
The “TIDAL College’s Social Wave for Change” campaign has been sweeping social media with hashtags and photos of college students performing community service.
The university with the most recorded community service will win a free concert with artist, Lil’ Wayne performing at their school. Second place will win a Silent Disco Party at their school.
“Kean does so much community service throughout the year,” said Michael Canova, student publicist for media relations and PRSSA member at Kean. “It’d be nice to be recognized for the good things Kean does and rewarded with a concert for the students.”
In order to participate, undergraduate students are using the hashtag “#tidalXchange” and the name of their school on a photo or video of themselves completing different types of community service on Instagram or Facebook.
According to the TIDAL website, the contest ends Monday, Feb.29. The panel from TIDAL will announce the top finalists on March 5. The public will then vote on which participant did the most community servicer.
Voting will be open from March 7 to March 11 to anyone 18-years or older in the U.S. The finalist to win a free performance by Lil’ Wayne will be announced on March 15.
The PRSSA at Kean has gotten involved by launching their own campaign, where they collected donated bottled water and money donations for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. They spread the word by using “#tapintoflint” all over social media.
Many other students, groups, and organizations at Kean have also been getting involved by volunteering in their community.
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