DoSomething.org and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Launch New Program to Educate Young People About Meningococcal Disease Prevention

“Complete What’s Missing” program raises awareness about medical misinformation online and the risk of meningococcal disease as students return to in-person classes

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2021 – Misinformation about disease prevention and vaccines has run rampant during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has significantly impacted young people who often get most of their information through online sources. As students return to college campuses and in-person classes, it is imperative that they have access to reliable information about vaccine-preventable diseases that may impact their school communities – like meningococcal disease, which disproportionately affects college students living in residence halls. To help equip young people with reliable information, DoSomething.org and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) have launched the “Complete What’s Missing” program, which aims to educate young people about meningococcal disease and the importance of prevention through vaccination.

Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness. Even with treatment, approximately 1 out of every 10 people who get meningococcal disease will die, and of those who survive, up to 20 percent will suffer serious and permanent complications including brain damage, kidney damage, hearing loss, and amputation of arms, legs, fingers, or toes.

Young people age 16-23 years have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, but they also have the power to take an active role in increasing vaccination rates. By educating their friends and family about the importance of vaccination against meningococcal disease and how to recognize medical misinformation online, young people can share the information necessary to own their healthcare choices.

“We launched the ‘Complete What’s Missing’ program just in time for high school and college students to return to campuses. COVID-19 isn’t the only disease that young people need to get vaccinated against to stay safe as they return to school this fall. And, with the spread of medical misinformation about vaccine-preventable diseases running rampant online, DoSomething can play a critical role in educating youth to identify false information and take ownership of their healthcare decisions,” said DeNora Getachew, CEO of DoSomething.org. “We are excited to work directly with NFID to provide factual information to promote healthier lives for young people so that they can thrive in their communities.”

Program participants can test their knowledge through the “Complete What’s Missing” quiz and will then receive a guide that explains how to spot medical misinformation, what young people should know about meningococcal disease and the two vaccines that can help protect against it (MenACWY and MenB).

“Educating young people on the importance of factual medical information is the key to helping them take action to lead healthy lives,” said NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD. “Because many young people are not fully vaccinated, this program aims to arm them with the tools they need to learn more about meningococcal disease and how to prevent it.”

After completing the program quiz and sharing the guide with a friend, participants under age 26 who upload proof in the form of a screenshot will be entered for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship. Three scholarships will be awarded before October 15, 2021. Additional details on DoSomething.org’s scholarships can be found here.

Young people can sign up for “Complete What’s Missing” by visiting DoSomething.org.

About DoSomething.org
DoSomething.org is the largest organization exclusively for young people and social change. We’re activating 5 million young people (and counting!) to make positive change, online and off, in every US area code and in over 131 countries. When you join DoSomething.org, you join something bigger than yourself.

About the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Founded in 1973, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the burden, causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. Visit www.nfid.org for more information. Learn more about meningococcal disease at www.nfid.org/meningococcal.

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Roni Marsh
dosomething.org@allisonpr.com

Make Life-Changing Impact and Gain Real-World Experience with Global Medical Brigades

University of Florida pre-med student Michael Saba will never forget that smile. The biology major was not on a first date, at a fraternity party or in a Gainesville bar, he was in Panama with Global Medical Brigades.

“We were in a remote area of the Darien region and hundreds of patients lined up to see the doctors and dentists we were shadowing,” Saba, a senior from Tampa, recalled. “Most days, we took vitals, helped with triage or screened patients.”

On that morning, Saba was helping dentists administer fluoride treatments to patients in the dental clinic. “There was this little boy – eight maybe nine years old,” Saba recalled. “At first, he was extremely nervous but after he received the fluoride treatment that completely changed.”

The boy began grinning from ear to ear. “He was so thankful and proud to show off his teeth,” Saba said. “He and his family traveled hours from their village to the clinic and waited even longer to see us, but no one complained. They were just grateful for something as simple as a fluoride treatment – something we all take for granted here in the states – that was an eye-opening moment for me.”

Saba is one of 83,000-plus students from 500-plus schools involved in Global Brigades, the largest student-funded humanitarian organization in the world. In its 18-year history, Global Brigades’ student participants have raised over $100 million in aid, which has provided 1.5 million patients with medical and dental treatment, established 106 community banks and installed 56 water systems, bringing clean, drinkable water to more than 32,000 people.

“Most students study some form of health care, engineering, law or business specialty area,” said Dr. Shital Vora, Global Brigades CEO and co-founder, who helped create the nonprofit as an undergrad at Marquette in 2003. “But we have students in almost every major, from colleges of all sizes, and even high schools participating alongside our teams in Ghana, Honduras, Greece, Panama, and Guatemala.”

Last spring, Vora and her leadership team made an organization-saving pivot to virtual programming in the face of COVID-19. Now, Zoom – instead of airplanes – whisks students to Latin America, West Africa and Greece in real time. The program – called TeleBrigades – continues to bring hope to residents of resource-limited communities, while providing students with hands-on leadership and career-building skills via virtual experiential learning.

“And the best part,” Vora said. “Students are immersed in these communities and make a true impact for people living in poverty while never leaving their laptop, classroom or dorm.”

Saba, who participated in person on a Brigade to Panama, as well as a virtual TeleBrigade to Greece, found both empowering. “When I went to Panama, it was all about interacting with patients and getting hands-on experiences, which I just couldn’t get here in the states,” Saba said. “With TeleBrigades, you get the opportunity to see through the doctor’s eyes and think through diagnosis and care in real time.”

The experience propelled Saba full circle as his family is from the Middle East. “Traveling in Lebanon as a young child I remember seeing Syrian refugees on the side of the road,” Saba recalled. “Now, through my TeleBrigade experience, I was able to help care for refugees in Global Brigades’ clinics in Greece without ever leaving Florida. That was powerful for me as some of the doctors I virtually shadowed and their patients spoke Arabic, which was the first language I ever heard growing up.”

Since Global Brigades’ pivot to virtual learning last May, more than 3,800 students from 160 schools have participated in the virtual poverty-eradication program.

“That’s what I love about Global Brigades,” concluded Saba. “Global Brigades makes such an impact in people’s lives, both those in-country who we treat and the students who participate. Being involved reassured me 100 percent that going into health and medicine is what I want to do, and I just couldn’t have gotten that experience through any other opportunity on- or off-campus.”

To get involved in the Global Brigades chapter on your campus or to create your own, click here.

About Global Brigades
Dedicated to community-led sustainability by igniting the largest student-funded social responsibility movement on the planet, Global Brigades empowers under-resourced communities in Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama to resolve their health and economic disparities through Medical Brigades, Dental Brigades, Public Health Brigades, Engineering Brigades, Water Brigades, Legal Empowerment Brigades and Business Brigades, which support community-owned banks and provide business consulting and investment capital to microenterprises.

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Global Brigades PR Team
(312) 316-0771

University of Florida pre-med major Michael Saba (left front) takes a selfie with a fellow UF student and two children from Panama inside a makeshift dental clinic while in-country with Global Brigades.

Planner 5D Launches A Free Educational Version to Help Colleges Teach Art, Architecture & Engineering

Planner 5D, an easy-to-use 3D home design platform, has launched a free educational version that will help colleges teach interior design, architecture, and engineering. With Planner 5D teachers can set group assignments and design challenges for their classes. Any teacher anywhere in the world can apply and get up to 100 free educational licenses for their students.

Planner 5D introduces an interactive learning experience that can enhance any curriculum, and teach the importance of computer-based design and engineering tools. At the same time, teachers can encourage students to foster their creativity while learning basic design principles through color combinations, lighting effects, landscape design, visually appealing graphics, unique sketching, and more. Previously, Planner 5D was only available to colleges as a paid product but the demand it has received and the testimonials from the users pushed the team to make it free.

“We see a great future for the technology that we create and we want as many students as possible to have access to it”, Alexey Sheremetyev, Planner 5D co-founder and CPO, says. “Our goal is to help teachers encourage their students to develop creative and spatial thinking, problem-solving approach, and their unique artistic vision. We hope to make education a more immersive experience, where students can experiment and test their ideas in real-time”.

At the moment Planner 5D already helps more than 70 million users who have created over 300 million projects improving their living or working spaces, renovating their homes, and changing the look and feel of places they belong to. The educational version of Planner 5D provides virtually the full functionality of the app, including the immersive editor and the catalog of over 6 000 objects. Teachers can integrate the interior design software into project-based activities. Students complete their tasks and then share their work with the teachers who’d be able to see and assess these projects in their personal dashboard. Planner 5D is available on Google Chromebook, MacOS, Windows, iOS, and Android.

Planner 5D also launched an online interior design school which has helped 43,000 students master the fundamentals needed to design functional and ergonomic interiors.

About Planner 5D
Planner 5D is an easy-to-use home design platform, which allows anyone to create floor plans and interior designs in minutes without any specialist skills by using powerful AI, VR & AR technologies. Today Planner 5D helps more than 70 million users who have created over 300 million designs to renovate their homes, change interior designs, choose new furniture and decoration. Planner 5D is available on all platforms including Web, iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows 10. For more information please visit https://planner5d.com

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Planner 5D
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Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for $100,000 Excellence in Innovation Award

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, is now accepting applications for its 2022 Excellence in Innovation Award. The deadline for interested institutions to apply for the $100,000 award is Dec. 15, 2021.

Awarded each biennium, the Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes one college or university for achievement in finding powerful substantive solutions to improve the lives of others and create systematic large-scale change. The recipient institution will receive $100,000 in tangible recognition of its best practice in response to the changes and challenges facing higher education in the 21st century.

“The Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award extends our mission to recognize and advance excellence in higher education by highlighting inventive and inspiring programs on college and university campuses across the country,” said Traci Navarre, the Society’s acting executive director.

The Excellence in Innovation Award, first awarded in 2016 is the Society’s only award for institutions. The Society gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships and funding for post-baccalaureate development.

The application period for colleges and universities to apply for the Excellence in Innovation Award is open until Dec. 15, 2021. For more information including award criteria, eligibility, and timeline details, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org/Innovation.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.

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GradGuard Launches New Website as College Risks Rise and Adoption of its Innovative Student Programs Soars

Improvements to member experience, performance, and brand identity enable college students and their families to protect their investment from the risks of college life.

Phoenix, AZ (September 15, 2021): GradGuard, one of the largest providers of student insurance programs in the country, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, gradguard.com. The new website, which is ADA and PCI compliant, comes as nearly 20 million college students and their families make one of the largest investments in their lives.

The expense of higher education is one of the largest investments many college families will ever make. In total, more than 20 million students and their families invest an estimated $500 billion annually in tuition, academic fees, student housing, and related expenses. The average cost of tuition, fees, and room and board for a four-year private college was $50,770 in the 2020-21 school year, according to the College Board, which tracks trends in college pricing and student aid. At four-year, in-state public colleges, costs averaged $22,180.

While more than 425 colleges and universities rely on GradGuard’s modern insurance programs to protect their students from preventable financial losses, GradGuard.com is the only service of its kind with a college search engine that enables any student attending a four-year non-profit college or university in the United States to quickly protect their investment in higher education with its market leading tuition and renters insurance programs.

GradGuard’s newly relaunched site boosts member experience with simplified access to benefits, account status and easy to file claims reporting. The improved user experience makes it easier than ever for students and families to find ways to protect themselves, as well as manage their policies online.

“We have helped protect nearly 1 million college students and their families since our founding in 2009,” said John Fees, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GradGuard. “Students and their families likely lose more than $1 billion per year from the financial losses caused from medical withdrawals and property losses. GradGuard’s search tool and unique insurance programs makes it easier for families to find protection that will keep their students on track towards completing their college education.”

GradGuard’s homepage features a college search tool in the upper right corner. When clicked, the search bar appears at the top of the page.

More schools embrace GradGuard’s mission than ever before and recognize the value of offering relevant student benefit programs to their students that help them secure a refund for tuition, housing and fees, or help them replace a stolen or damaged computer when a school cannot.

For more than a decade, GradGuard has been an authority in protecting college families from preventable financial losses and works closely to embed its insurance programs within the student experience.

Among the risks:

• More than half of nearly 9,000 students surveyed experienced anxiety or depression, American College Health Association

• 1 in 4 students do not return for a second year of college, National Clearing House

• Only 6% of schools surveyed in 2019 report providing full refunds to students who are forced to withdraw for medical reasons; No schools report providing refunds for academic fees or housing, HigherEd Study

• Nearly 2,000 fires are reported annually in on-campus housing nationwide, Clery Act Campus Safety Reports

• More than 27,000 crimes happen on college campuses each year, Clery Act Campus Safety Reports

“From theft to a serious illness or injury, college students can be vulnerable to real financial losses that can disrupt their education,” said Fees. “When you consider the risks and with so much money at stake, the new GradGuard.com makes it easier than ever for college students and their families to protect their student and their investment they are making in higher education.”

About GradGuard
GradGuard is a technology-enabled pioneer in developing innovative protections designed to reduce the financial risks of college life. GradGuard is trusted by more than 425 colleges and universities and has protected nearly 1 million students and their families since its founding in 2009. For more insights on #collegelife follow @GradGuard on social media.

For more Information:
Natalie Tarangioli
Director of Marketing and Communications
ntarangioli@gradguard.com
480-485-6138

Mos.com: A banking app that helps you get scholarships and avoid debt

Students in the United States face financial hurdles that make it almost impossible to get ahead in life. Mos.com just launched a banking app to help.

Sobering stats about students right now:

• In 2020 the average student graduated with $37,500 in debt—cumulating a total of $1.6T in student debt across the U.S. 

• Nearly half of college students say they don’t feel prepared to manage their money, and only 11% of Gen Z students say they have the information they need to repay their college loans. (Source)

• 83% of Gen Z-ers have turned down activities they would like to participate in because of financial reasons. (Source

What is Mos?

• Mos was founded by Amira Yahyaoui, an SF-based human rights activist from Tunisia. It is a Sequoia-backed series A company. Steph Curry and Jay Z are among the investors.

• Since 2018, Mos has been a service to help students get scholarships and financial aid.

• The Mos team built a banking app after it became clear from their student community that traditional banking options weren’t supporting them. Overdraft and late fees trapped students into even more unnecessary debt, and there was no individual guidance on how to manage this new stage of their financial lives.

• On Sept 1. 2021, Mos launched a banking app and debit card for students to help them find financial aid, avoid debt, and get personalized help managing their money.

• Mos also launched a learning center. (Inspired by Mos’s popular educational TikTok account.)

Mos debit card features:

• Zero-fees: There are no overdrafts, minimum balances, or maintenance fees. Students can save up to $350 in fees per year by banking with Mos.

• The largest scholarship pool in America: Mos guarantees students maximize their financial aid, and saves time in the application process.

• Access 50,000 free ATMs: Students can easily access their cash for free at 50,000 Allpoint ATMs around the country.

• Real human experts at every step: Financial aid is confusing. When needed, students can chat with their personal Mos Coach for advice or get help with the application process.

• Hassle-free banking app: Students can quickly set up direct deposit, send money to a friend, or set up their digital wallet.

• Bonus cash: Students can refer friends and earn extra spending money.

Further reading: 

• Time Magazine: “This Startup Sees a New Business Opportunity: Teaching Gen Z About Money”

• Teen Vogue: “In conversation with Amira Yahyaoui

Visit Mos.com or reach out press@mos.com for any inquiries. If you’re a student and want to speak to an advisor, email: advisor@mos.com. Twitter, IG, TikTok: @mosdotcom



 

Prime Student Introduces Exclusive Offers for College Life

Prime Student members can now save hundreds of dollars with exclusive offers from Grubhub, Calm, StudentUniverse, and Course Hero for a limited time

As college students settle into their new fall routines, Amazon is offering great deals they all can benefit from with Prime Student. Prime Student is a membership designed for college students that offers the best of shopping, savings, and entertainment from Amazon, plus exclusive perks and offers for college life. Members can enjoy fast and free delivery, movies and TV shows with Prime Video, ad-free listening of 2 million songs plus thousands of stations and playlists with Amazon Music, more than 3,000 books, magazines, and comics with Prime Reading, free in-game content and games with Prime Gaming, and more.

New this year, Prime Student members can now get free food delivery, meditation, discounted flights, homework help, and more exclusive savings from their favorite brands including Grubhub, Calm, StudentUniverse, and Course Hero for a limited time. College students can sign up for a six-month trial at amazon.com/joinstudent, and then enjoy Prime at half the price for just $6.49 per month or $59 per year.

New Prime Student Offers That Will Make Your Year

Along with exclusive deals and perks year-round, new and current Prime Student members can now save hundreds of dollars with limited time offers and exclusive discounts at amazon.com/student, including:

• Grubhub+ Student: Dining hall, who? Prime Student members can now get a free Grubhub+ Student monthly membership which includes free unlimited food delivery (off-campus orders over $12), special perks, donation matching, and ability to earn 10% back on pickup orders with Grubhub+ Student Cash.

• Calm: Students can experience three months of Calm, the No. 1 app for meditation and sleep, for free, and then for just $8.99/year (normally $69.99/year). This gives Prime Student members access to Calm’s Premium subscription which includes music, sleep stories, and more to help you relax.

• StudentUniverse: It’s never too early to start planning your trip home for the holiday season. Prime Student members can get up to 10% off flights and hotels (many of which are already discounted) from StudentUniverse, plus free premium customer support with every booking.

• Course Hero: No more cramming before an exam the night before. Prime Student members can enjoy one month of Course Hero for free, then pay just $9.95/month (normally $39.95/month). Access resources for your courses with step-by-step explanations, 24/7 homework help, textbook solutions, and more.

• Prime Video Channels: Roomies night in has never been easier. Add channels like SHOWTIME, EPIX, ALLBLK, Sundance Now, and more for just 99 cents/month each for up to 12 months (normally $3.99 to $10.99/month).

• Amazon Music Unlimited: Upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited, the premium subscription tier of Amazon Music for just 99 cents/month to access more than 75 million songs. Amazon Music Unlimited Student Plan now includes access to Amazon Music HD at no extra cost, offering the highest-quality streaming audio.

College Essentials Straight to Your Dorm Room

Whether students are putting the finishing touches on their dorm room décor, need a calculator for a new course, or shopping for their first off-campus apartment, Amazon has the widest selection of college essentials with low prices and convenient delivery options at amazon.com/offtocollege. Amazon offers the lowest prices on back-to-school products and college supplies, on average 10% less than other retailers, according to a recent study by ecommerce analytics firm Profitero. Plus, Prime Student members can enjoy unlimited fast, free delivery on millions of items. So, no worries if you left your calculator at home this semester – Amazon’s got you covered.

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COMING SOON! TWO FREE SCREENINGS OF Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage?

ERIE, PA (September 2, 2021) – Retired Chairman and CEO of BB&T John Allison and Free To Choose Network Executive Editor Johan Norberg will be hosting two free Crowdcast screenings of a new documentary, Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage?, on September 22 and October 20.

The one-hour documentary features personal stories of the effect of cronyism, tax exemptions, subsidies, government regulations, and bailouts – all commonly used to help big business. Hosted by Norberg, the provocative documentary examines America’s system of farm subsidies, Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Big Oil subsidies, unfair government policies, and tax breaks. Allison offers a perspective of the 2008 financial crash from the viewpoint of a banker caught in the middle. The program takes viewers across America to talk with individuals whose lives and livelihood have been directly affected by the outrages of corporate welfare.

The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with John Allison, who is also Distinguished Professor of Practice, Wake Forest University and Retired President and CEO of The Cato Institute;

and Johan Norberg, author, historian, and a Senior Fellow at Cato Institute.

Attendees must register through Crowdcast in order to reserve space.

Wednesday, September 22 — 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/corporate-welfare-allison

Wednesday, October 20 — 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/corporate-welfare-allison2

Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage? is currently airing on public television (check local listings), and it is available online on the PBS App, YouTube, Roku, Venmo, and on www.FreeToChooseNetwork.org.

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Marjory Hawkins
Hawkins PR
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3DLOOK SHARES FREE ACCESS TO ITS MOBILE BODY MEASURING SOLUTIONS WITH FASHION SCHOOLS

Company Aims to Help the Next Generation of Fashion Designers Succeed in the Technology-Driven Future of Fashion

San Mateo, CA – Sept 1, 2021 – 3DLOOK, the creator of the world’s leading patented mobile body scanning technology, today announced that it is sharing free access to its tools with fashion design schools in order to show emerging talents how technology can aid the design process and prepare them for fashion’s digital future. The company’s Mobile Tailor solution will allow aspiring designers at participating educational institutions to use 3D design software to create and customize perfectly fitting garments based on precise 3D body models without needing to take in-person measurements or hold fittings with models.

Mobile Tailor is a self-service solution that helps designers capture accurate body data remotely. The solution requires no technical expertise to use and generates 85 measurements from just two photos taken on any smartphone on any background in under 30 seconds. Fashion design students at participating schools will be able to send and receive measurement data through a personal workspace and export unique 3D body avatars that are fully compatible with all common 3D fashion design software solutions.

“We initially launched Mobile Tailor to support made-to-measure fashion businesses and their customers during the pandemic. The solution didn’t just help many of our clients to stay in business, but allowed them to scale despite the lockdowns that shuttered their stores. With our partners enjoying drastic improvements to their operations, the solution will continue to play an important role in creating clothes that consumers love,” said Vadim Rogovskiy, co-founder and CEO of 3DLOOK. “As part of our commitment to driving innovation in the fashion industry, we’re now offering free access to this solution to design students, so they can continue to develop the skills and expertise that will enable them to thrive as the industry undergoes a rapid digital transformation.”

3DLOOK originally launched Mobile Tailor in June 2020 as an affordable version of its enterprise solutions to support smaller bespoke fashion businesses that needed a simple and easy way to measure their customers remotely in order to continue operating during pandemic lockdowns. To support the next generation of designers, the company is now offering free access to the solution, normally priced at $999 per month, to fashion design schools worldwide.

Educational institutions can apply to receive free access to 3DLOOK’s Mobile Tailor by filling out a simple form on the company’s website.

About 3DLOOK
3DLOOK is the creator of the world’s leading patented mobile body scanning technology that drives retail innovation by providing personalized fit and size recommendations and virtual try-on for shoppers to help brands reduce returns while increasing conversion and AOV. 3DLOOK’s solutions enable innovative personalized shopping experiences and give brands actionable insights to optimize design, product development, inventory planning and distribution. 3DLOOK has been recognized in Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Retail Technologies, 2021, won the  LVMH Innovation Award and the IEEE Retail Digital Transformation Grand Challenge in 2019 and was recognized as one of the 2020 Pioneers of the New World. 3DLOOK works with some of the biggest names in retail, including Tailored Brands and Dickies, and recently announced a Series A raise of $6.5M.

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PR Manager
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American Cleaning Institute Launches “Class of Clean”: The College Student’s Guide to Cleaning

• Free, Online Resources Prepare College Students Keeping Clean On and Off Campus
• Download the Toolkit: CleaningInstitute.org/ClassofClean

Do college students know how to clean? The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) aims to answer yes to that question with its brand new Class of Clean: The College Student’s Guide to Cleaning toolkit, which provides concise, step-by-step information and guidance to help keep college kids clean and healthy.

The Class of Clean toolkit was designed with young adults in mind and provides a crash course in effective cleaning that emphasizes public health guidelines for disinfecting, cleaning and hygiene from the laundry room to the dorm room.

This online and mobile-friendly toolkit arms college students with an arsenal of highly visual and informative resources, addressing everything from the basics of cleaning and laundry to dividing cleaning responsibilities in shared living spaces.

Materials include:

Move In/Move Out Checklist: A resource for college students at the beginning of the school year as they arrive on campus to help disinfect their rooms, and at the end of the year, to avoid additional cleaning fees

Stain Removal Guide: An easy, informative guide for college students to refer to as they tackle difficult stains

Cleaning with a Sick Roommate: A resource on how to prevent the spread of illness in close quarters

Laundry 101: A handout for students on all things laundry, including how to sort laundry, load the washer and dry clothing

Conscientious Roommate Checklist: A cleaning checklist for college students that will be sharing living spaces both on and off campus

“After arriving on campus, learning doesn’t stop at the classroom door,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “Our Class of Clean toolkit will help college students understand the important role cleaning plays when it comes to protecting themselves and their friends and equip them with the guidance they need to navigate cleaning and disinfecting now and in the future.”

In addition to Class of Clean, ACI offers dedicated resources and tailored cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for child care centers, schools, businesses and consumers. To learn more, visit cleaninginstitute.org/cleaningiscaring.

For organizations interested in sharing or distributing the Class of Clean toolkit, please contact media@cleaninginstitute.org.

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – www.cleaninginstitute.org) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.

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