Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Democracy Prep Video: Vote For Somebody

I included this video in a recent email, but in case you missed it, run, don’t walk, to watch this AWESOME video by the 4th grade students of Harlem Prep (formerly the failing Harlem Day charter school that was taken over and turned around by Democracy Prep), encouraging everyone to vote – it already has 153,000 views on YouTube and the students have been on national TV! www.democracyprep.org/video/vote-for-somebody

Harlem Prep Charter School’s 4th grade scholars were featured on Anderson Live today Monday October 22nd, at 12:00 PM. They send a powerful message to America’s electorate: whether you favor Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or another candidate is less important than making sure to fulfill your civic duty. The scholars’ latest song, Vote For Somebody, which is penned to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, is a refreshing and inspiring reminder for Americans to voice their choice on November 6th. In less than a week the video has garnered over 140,000 views.

The video has trended on Youtube, Yahoo, HuffPost, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, and many other sites. News media interested in meeting our scholars, booking them to perform live, or learning more about the amazing story of the turnaround at Harlem Prep should follow Democracy Prep on twitter at @DemocracyPrep.

Click HERE to watch the original groundbreaking video and support these amazing scholars at Harlem Prep.

“Civic engagement is an important element of our school curriculum,” explains Brian Duran, Harlem Prep’s music teacher and writer of Vote For Somebody. “When the kids first started singing this song, we knew right away that this could be a great way to inspire the public to get out and vote on Election Day.”

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