Mobilize, in a nutshell, is a nonprofit targeting Millenials (born 1976-1996) -- providing ways for them to identify problems and propose solutions facing this generation. This year, they are hosting a Summit, called Target 2020, whereby students submit proposals on how they would increase college completion rates in their community. At the Summit in June, held in Miami Beach, the students themselves will vote on the best proposals and the winners will receive up to $7,500 to implement their project.
I'm rooting for my 305 Rise participants, who are brainstorming some great ideas, including:
Creating a mentoring program for aging-out foster youth high school seniors by developing college informational sessions and tutoring sessions at MDC and partnering with local community organizations, such as Miami Bridge and the Community Partnership for the Homeless.
Other organizations partnering with Mobilize.org include:
Do you have ideas on how you would increase college completion at your school? You can share your voice and apply to attend the Target 2020 Summit here.