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Up To Us Student Campaign
Students Taking Action for a Better Fiscal and Economic Future
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) and Net Impact are partnering on Up To Us, an innovative, year-long campus competition that will engage students across the country in addressing America’s long-term fiscal and economic challenges. This initiative is the first of its kind, helping to empower a new generation of young Americans to reclaim their fiscal future.
Beginning in the fall of 2012, student teams will develop campaigns to educate and engage their peers on America’s fiscal and economic issues. Over the course of the 2012-13 academic year, each team will launch individual campaigns to raise awareness about fiscal sustainability, drawing connections to critical issues such as economic opportunity, budgetary choices, resources available for future investments, and other domestic and global concerns. The campaigns have the potential to activate tens of thousands of students.
Up to twelve campuses will be selected to participate through a competitive application process. Student teams will be given the flexibility to craft their own goals, messaging, and tactics for the campaigns, which could include new technology and social media or standard tactics like rallies, teach-ins and grassroots organizing to spur action. Emphasis will be on tapping into student ideas and creativity, and helping students realize their vision for the best way to educate and activate their peers on campus.
The campaigns will be judged by a panel of experts on their effectiveness at raising awareness and inspiring action on campus, with the winning team announced at next year’s CGI U conference and recognized by President Clinton. The winning team will also receive networking and internship opportunities, plus the chance to further develop their leadership skills by interacting with high profile leaders from both the public and private sectors.
Learn more about Up to Us and apply to participate today!