This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
My daughter will be entering high school in a few weeks and we are so excited! But as excited as we are as a family, we are also getting very nervous. In the blink of an eye my daughter will be graduating from high school and hopefully attend college. While she has dreams of attending UCLA in California, meanwhile I’m recommending local state universities.
I feel bad but money is always on my mind.
My husband received a woodworking scholarship to a small community college, while I worked 50 hours a week and attended a local university on grants and student loans which took me almost 12 years to pay off. I definitely want my daughter to focus on school and less on survival and debt!
With the help of large companies like Coca-Cola, teens and their families can breathe a sigh of relief. Coca-Cola is a huge supporter of diversity and acceptance. They value culture, including the Latino culture, and it’s strong connection to education and hard work. Like my daughter Sarah, many teens are working hard and focusing on education so they can attend college once they graduate from high school. Sarah has a 8 year perfect attendance record and won her school’s Student of the Year Award. It was such a honor, but those achievements don’t come easily! There is a lot of sacrifice, dedication and hard work that goes into any important award.
Coca-Cola understands that like many families, Hispanic families like ours emphasize on the importance in education. They want to help provide them with the opportunity to achieve their goals and become future leaders. This year, Coca-Cola is donating $100,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund!
Coca-Cola and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are teaming up to help make a difference. Their goal is to to help raise additional money toward the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. To do that, Coca-Cola is donating $1 for every social media post with the hashtag #ForTheDream, up to $10,000. That’s a lot of dinero!
Want to enter the For The Dream #ForTheDreamSweeps? You can! Coca-Cola is awarding one College Tour Experience and 34 x $500 grants to cover education expenses.
There are two ways to enter the sweepstakes:
1. Entering a product code on its microsite: http://coke.com/forthedream.
2. Posting a selfie on Twitter or Instagram with someone who is helping you achieve your college dreams, and hashtagging it #ForTheDreamSweeps. The #ForTheDream program and #ForTheDreamSweeps starts July 1, and ends Aug. 31. For more information, please visit http://coke.com/forthedream.
But…you can also enter my giveaway! It won’t put you through college, but it will put a smile on your face this summer!
Giveaway consists of a fun Coca-Cola-themed Summer Prize pack that features a logo cooler bag, sunglasses, Mason Jar tumber and a visor. Use the Rafflecopter widget to enter. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with shipping information. Giveaway ends Friday, August 8th.
Juggling school, sports and even working a part time job seasonally is preparing Sarah for her future but more importantly, it’s teaching her how hard work and determination can make a huge impact in one’s future. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway and also the #ForTheDream Sweepstakes on social media.
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Do you have a teen in high school or college? Did money play an important role in your decision to attend college?