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.
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
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
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.