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The Do Something Awards debut in 1996. This award acknowledge the achievements of young adults who are twenty five years and younger. The grand prize winner will take home $100,000 for a project that made significant social change. Also the four finalists will take home a $10,000 grant to help further their project. In August of 2012 the award show was aired on VH1. There were many celebrities that were presenters at the award show such as Will Ferrell, Kristin Bell, Olivia Munn, Harry Shum, Jr., and John Cho.

The 2012 finalist were a diverse group of young adults making a change and putting forth an effort in today's society. The winner for 2012 was Katia Gomez who is 24 years old. Educate2Envision is her passion. Katia grew up in a single parent home, and she also knew what poverty meant at a young age. She is determined to allow others to achieve the education they desire. Her program is educating youths in Honduras. The finalist in 2012 award show was Manyang Reath Kher, 23 from Richmond Virgina. His organization Humanity Helping Sudan helps refugees in Sudan. Kher realized that something had to be done in Sudan, and he was determined to make a change. Then there is Meg Bourne, 22 from Joplin, MO. Her program Art Feeds helps victimized and trauma affected youth through art. Meg experienced first hand encounter with tragedy when one of the largest tornadoes destroyed her home.

The Do Something Award honors individuals and an applicant applies alone. This is a unique award show because it takes a special young adult to see a problem and develop a solution to that problem. This award show doesn't limit the young adult project to a specific social cause like hunger, poverty, medical issues, etc. No, this award show encourages and awards a diverse group of young adults for their dedication and achievements in making a change.

The Do Something Award is a show that is watched by millions each year.

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  • Sophia Bush hosts VH1's 2013 Do Something Awards. DoSomething.org and VH1 have teamed up to honor young people and their commitment to change. Honored this year are Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jennifer Hudson, LL COOL J and Kelly Osbourne.

  • Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris host the 2012 Do Something Awards. DoSomething.org and VH1 have teamed up to honor young people and their commitment to change. Flo Rida, Fun, and Kids These Days are slated to perform; and presenters include Ben Affleck, Kristen Bell, Will Ferrell and Ne-Yo.

  • Jane Lynch returns to host the 2011 Do Something Awards in Los Angeles. DoSomething.org and VH1 have teamed up to honor young people and their commitment to change.

  • DoSomething.org and VH1 have teamed up to honor young people and their commitment to change. Watch the Do Something Awards 2010 with show host is Jane Lynch.

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