Did you know that every day the tobacco industry targets young African Americans? This targeting contributes to more than 1,300 daily deaths. You can help us cancel the impact of this tactic that has been part of the tobacco industry’s playbook to infiltrate our community.

Sis, You're the Target!

For decades, we’ve been under attack and the tobacco industry use COVID-19 to pray on our vulnerabilities showing they aren’t concerned about our social, emotional or physical health. We have to be so. How do we fight back?

SEE-US is the solution.

Our health is worthy of investment! With the help of a 1 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, See Us and college students within the HBCU network are challenging the system and raising awareness that the black community’s #1 cause of death is a smoke-related illness; and we’re not having it anymore!

Did you know that tobacco-related deaths surpass all other causes of death, including AIDS, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease?

Did you know that every day the tobacco industry targets young African Americans? This targeting contributes to more than 1,300 daily deaths. You can help us cancel the impact of this tactic that has been part of the tobacco industry’s playbook to infiltrate our community.

Sis, You're the Target!

For decades, we’ve been under attack and the tobacco industry used COVID-19 to pray on our vulnerabilities showing they aren’t concerned about our social, emotional, or physical health. We have to be so. How do we fight back?

SEE-US is the solution.

Our health is worthy of investment! With the help of a 1 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, See Us and college students within the HBCU network are challenging the system and raising awareness that the black community’s #1 cause of death is a smoke-related illness, and we’re not having it anymore!

Did you know that tobacco-related deaths surpass all other causes of death, including AIDS, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease?

Will You Be A Part of the SEE-US Student Training Cohort?

The SEE-US Student Training cohort trains HBCU students to fight against big tobacco and predatory marketing tactics. Will you be a part of the next generation of social and health justice advocates? 

Throughout 10 weeks, students learn the history of the tobacco control movement, examine the media’s role in tobacco/vaping promotion and use, COVID-19’s role, and learn more about its impact on their health. Students are equipped with an advocacy skill toolkit and learn to actively engage in storytelling, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and base-building. Ultimately, the cohort produces a real-world project they activate on their HBCU campus. This initiative is a paid opportunity and requires commitment and participation from the selected students. 

Ready to join us? Don’t miss your moment to represent your HBCU.

 

when

  • March 31                 Program Launch
  • April 1                     Submission Start Date
  • September 25        Submission End Date (11:59pm)
  • October 4-8           Student Virtual Proposal Presentations
  • October 15             Award Announcement
  • October 2021         On-Campus Program Implementation Begins 

March 31
Program Launch

April 1
Submission Start Date

September 25
Submission End Date (11:59pm)

October 4-8
Student Virtual Proposal Presentations

October 15
Award Announcement

October 2021
On-Campus Program Implementation Begins

how to submit

grant awards

Put Your Best Foot Forward! Be Seen Student Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Awards will vary in amount, based on the approved budget requests of successful proposals. Up to $27,000 can be awarded per HBCU. If there are multiple student groups selected per each HBCU, the award amount will vary.

1. think

2. submit

2. be seen

Submissions will be judged on a six-point scale for:

program quality

creativity

feasibility

problem solving

sustainability over time

relevancy

entries

All entries should propose an integrated on-campus engagement campaign that calls out Big Tobacco for its targeted work against the health and well-being of Black Women and, by extension, their communities.

Entries should creatively detail how your team will “Be Seen” delivering your plan on campus and put the spotlight on the urgent need to SEE-US (see you) as the next generation of decision-makers.

During September, all groups submitting proposals will have an opportunity to meet their reviewers and walk them through their proposals. Upon the submission of your groups’ proposal, your meeting time will be scheduled.

All entries should propose an integrated on-campus engagement campaign that calls out Big Tobacco for its targeted work against the health and well-being of Black Women and, by extension, their communities.

Entries should creatively detail how your team will “Be Seen” delivering your plan on campus and put the spotlight on the urgent need to SEE-US (see you) as the next generation of decision-makers.

During June, all groups submitting proposals will have an opportunity to meet their reviewers and walk them through their proposals. Upon the submission of your groups’ proposal, your meeting time will be scheduled.

eligibility

• Must be a recognized student group (5 or more students) at one of the designated HBCUs (Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, Southern University, Dillard University, Tennessee State University, Mississippi Valley State University, or Jackson State University)

• Each student group must have an identified and engaged faculty or staff advisor

• All team members must be enrolled as students at one of the designated HBCUs

• Must submit a proposal for an on-campus program to combat tobacco and vaping use among young black women.

• Must be a recognized student group 
(5 or more students) at one of the designated HBCUs (Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, Southern University, Dillard University, Tennessee State University, Mississippi Valley State University, or Jackson State University)

• Each student group must have an identified and engaged faculty or staff advisor

• All team members must be enrolled as students at one of the designated HBCUs

• Must submit a proposal for an on-campus program to combat tobacco and vaping use among young black women.

Submissions should be submitted via PDF to SEE-US@bwhi.org by by 11:59 pm (local time) on September 25, 2021.

invited hbcu campuses

invited hbcu campuses

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