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A Free Road Trip for Three Young People With Learning and Attention Issues

The Inside Track blog post by The Understood Team
Feb 27, 2015

Teens traveling across country in the Roadtrip Nation van

Do you know a young person who could benefit from seeing our country and meeting inspiring role models?

Now there’s an opportunity for three young adults to do just that—for free. Understood is partnering with Roadtrip Nation to send three young people with learning and attention issues on a four-week cross-country journey this summer.

Participants will get to explore the United States on the trip. And they’ll get to interview interesting and inspiring individuals who, like them, have learning and attention issues.

The road trip and interviews will be filmed. The footage will be shown as part of Roadtrip Nation’s documentary series for public television and will be available for viewing online.

Here’s a short video that explains what the show is about.

To apply for a chance to go on the road trip, qualified applicants must be 18 or older and have a learning or attention issue. All official rules and information are available in Roadtrip Nation’s online application. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2015.

This is an amazing opportunity for these three young people. It’s also a great way to raise awareness. By presenting the stories of people with learning and attention issues, the documentary may help shatter myths and stereotypes about our community.

Now we’re asking for your help. Together with Roadtrip Nation, we created this opportunity. But we need you to spread the word.

Please share the online application with any young people with learning or attention issues who might benefit from this potentially life-changing adventure. That might be your own child. You may also want to share this with friends, other parents, and even your school and community.

Here’s a sample Facebook post and tweet to help you start sharing:

Sample Facebook Post:

Roadtrip Nation and are sending 3 young people with learning and attention issues on a cross-country journey to interview inspiring and interesting people. Apply here:

Sample Tweet:

Take a cross-country journey w/ @RoadtripNation and @Understoodorg. Apply here #BeingU

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