Earth Day 2010 Launches Scholarship Fund - Be the Change for a Sustainable Society

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Arlon Bennett, performing songwriter, and Ann Jakits, principal of Millennial Group, together announced development of a scholarship fund to support the advancement of music and science education based on the theme Be the Change for a Sustainable Society. The song released by Arlon Bennett in 2007, entitled Be the Change, symbolizes important social movements, including civil rights, war and peace, equal rights, and now will incorporate sustainability in connection with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

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Arlon Bennett, performing songwriter, and Ann Jakits, principal of Millennial Group, together announced development of a scholarship fund to support the advancement of music and science education based on the theme Be the Change for a Sustainable Society. The song released by Arlon Bennett in 2007, entitled Be the Change, symbolizes important social movements, including civil rights, war and peace, equal rights, and now will incorporate sustainability in connection with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

The single release of Be the Change is available for purchase at http://bethechange.bandcamp.com that allows individuals to directly contribute to the scholarship fund. Proceeds as much as 70% of the $1.00 music track of Be the Change, per download, will go into the scholarship fund. Be the Change lyrics combining the overarching theme for a Sustainable Society, will be a perpetual offering. The scholarship fund will be distributed on an annual basis to college-bound students who best exemplifies a unique idea to benefit a sustainable society.

Applicants are encouraged to sign up at http://www.millennialgroup.com to have scholarship application materials emailed or may download the application beginning April 30, 2010. According to Ms. Jakits, “From the very start in 1970, Earth Day was a call to action to all generations that even up to this today raises political issues about what we must change to create sustainability. Arlon Bennett added, “We can effect a positive global change, if we act locally.”

Arlon Bennett is an award winning songwriter (http://www.arlonbennett.com) whose songs evoke a Seventies’ era troubadour, with eloquence, honesty, and sense of humor all his own. Arlon Bennett’s songs sharpen our awareness of social accord and bring forgotten relationships back to life with cause and commitment. Arlon Bennett was born on Long Island, NY and currently resides in Rockland County, NY with his wife and two young children.

Ann Jakits is communications strategist and principal of Millennial Group LLC. Millennial Group (http://www.millennialgroup.com) is the program administrator for Be the Change for a Sustainable Society scholarship fundraising, which is funded through sales of Be the Change music track and sponsorships. Ms. Jakits’ leadership abilities to facilitate and direct the capacity for opportunity through innovative programs and services are indicative of successful growing enterprises.

For further information contact:
Ann Jakits
Millennial Group
Phone: 561-414-6503
ajakits(at)millennialgroup(dot)com

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