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Selenaís Community Involvement

Selena felt it was important to find time to encourage children and young adults to stay in school. She spoke many times in schools about the importance of getting a High School diploma and achieving your goals. Selena loved to go to public middle schools and high schools to talk to the kids about the importance of staying in school, avoiding drugs and alcohol, remaining chaste and pursuing goals.

In 1993, Selena gave a free concert for Texas students who drastically improved on their grades, and donated $2,500 to School Programs.

She did a public service video for school's entitled Mi Musica, which was sponsored by Agree Shampoo. In the video, Selena spoke about Mexican music in America, but left them an important message that staying in school and graduating high school is the most important thing that they will do in their life.
(To view it click here and select "Mi Musica - Mexican American Music of Today" under "Selena Video Clips".)

Selena was a spokesperson for the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program to keep kids off drugs and a Battered Womenís Help Hotline. Itís been said that when Selena's commercial for the help hotline aired, the phone lines would light up.


Selena
also participated at many Stay In School Jamborees, her last being in March of 1995, just two weeks before her death. She expressed her excitement at the turnout, "It shows that kids want to do something good for themselves..."  She was also in the process of organizing a benefit concert for The Boys and Girls Clubs located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Her Community Services were honored on April 8, 1994 when the mayor of Houston proclaimed that day
"Selena Quintanilla Day".

Selena was definitely not a normal artist, who was only preoccupied with her success. She really cared for people and that's why people cared so much for her.

(Note: This is from the main site page.)