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Money for students concerned about the blueberries

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

"I'm Concerned About the Blueberries" is launching a new student ambassador program that will result in two donations to area schools. One donation will be for $1,000 and another for $500 for school enrichment programs. Students need to complete random acts of kindness and then share their stories to be eligible for the donations.

This is the latest development in the pay it forward effort which started this fall with a mysterious billboard on I-69 in Flint. It gained nationwide notoriety when Flint businessman Phil Shaltz stepped forward explaining the campaign and encouraged random acts of kindness.  "It's about caring for each other and doing a little something, causing an avalanche of good," said Shaltz.

The student ambassador program is open to:

- All Genesee County schools or classes from sixth through 12th grades. Any Genesee County-based collegiate student organization.

- Up to 10 groups will be chosen to participate in the first Blueberry student ambassador cycle.  Application will be accepted only until slots are full.

- The $1,000 and $500 awards will be made in late May. The donations will go to the school for sixth through 12th grade groups. At the collegiate level, the award will go directly to the student organization. The money will be earmarked for student enrichment programs.

- Each program includes up to 10 volunteer student ambassadors.

- Student ambassadors also receive a T-shirt, Blueberry cards and Blueberry pins.

To apply for additional information, interested schools or classes should email: blueberryambassador@gmail.com

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