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America Online Recognizes Community Activism With $10,000 Scholarship Package For 2000 react Take Action Awards.

AOL Supports Teen Scholarship Program with react Take Action/AOL Innovator

Award; Named Exclusive Online Media Partner

NEW YORK and DULLES, Va., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- react magazine and the New World Foundation today named America Online, the world's leading interactive services company, as the exclusive online media partner for the 2000 react Take Action Awards. In its fourth year, this scholarship pro gram recognizes young people for outstanding contributions to society with $112,500 in scholarships and prizes. As part of this year's program, AOL and AOL's Teens Channel will present the first Take Action/AOL Innovator Award to a young person recognized for using technology to support a cause or community activism.

AOL will recognize one young person who uses the online medium or technology to achieve his or her goals in community activism. Judges, comprised of representatives of AOL, react and the New World Foundation, will consider creativity, innovation, and the impact that technology has on the success of the program. The Take Action/AOL Innovator Award is a computing and scholarship package valued at $10,000 and consists of scholarship money, computer equipment (PC or laptop) and a 4-year membership to AOL.

As the exclusive online media partner, AOL will highlight the react Take Action Awards within its Teens Channel (America Online Keyword: Teens). In addition, by going to America Online Keyword: Take Action, teens will also have access to react.com, which describes the awards and provides an entry form.

The react Take Action Awards, which are sponsored by react Magazine and the New World Foundation, were announced in the October 18-24 issue of react and on react.com (http://www.react.com or America Online Keyword: react). In addition to the AOL award, five top winners will each receive $20,000 scholarships. Ten runners-up will be awarded $1000 each, and ten honorable mentions will each win $250. A luncheon ceremony honoring winners of the 2000 Awards will be held on March 30, 2000 at The Supper Club in New York City.
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