Here’s how you can help Alabama A&M win a $150K prize

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Alabama A&M has entered the Home Depot Retool Your School Competition. (Alabama A&M)

By using a certain hashtag on social media, you could actually help Alabama A&M University win a $150,000 grant. AAMU is participating in the 2023 Home Depot Retool Your School Competition, and needs your help.

Here’s how to help Alabama A&M win:

Home Depot’s Retool Your School

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AAMU won last year’s Retool Your School competition and used the funds to restore the famous Bell Tower. (Alabama A&M University)

According to Home Depot, the Retool Your School Competition has helped HBCUs by providing more than $5.2 million in grants to make campus improvements since 2009.

AAMU won last year’s competition, which provided a $75,000 grant to the school, used improve AAMU’s historic Bell Tower. This year the grand prize has doubled, and the university has several plans for the grant if they win, including:

  • Improvements and painting at Normal Hills
  • Painting the retainer wall under the bridge over Meridian Street
  • Improvements to the playground at the Child Development Center

Vote with #RYSAAMU to Help AAMU Win $150,000

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Use the hashtag #RYSAAMU on Twitter and Instagram to cast your vote. (Alabama A&M)

Online voting began at the beginning of March. You can vote daily (and often) until March 26 at Here’s what to do:

  • Click “Vote Now”
  • Choose Cluster 1
  • Vote for Alabama A&M University. 
  • Also, each use of the #RYSAAMU hashtag on Twitter and Instagram earns AAMU a vote
  • You can also download the AAMU Toolkit to create and share your #RYSAAMU spirit

Good luck, Bulldogs!

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Michael Seale
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