Starting Friday June 1, Mobilize.org is bringing together close to 100 community college students from across South Florida to discuss the challenges they face in completing their degrees.
During the three-day summit, the organization’s first in Florida, college students will work collaboratively to propose ways to increase the number of people finishing school.
On the third day of the summit, students will compete to win a share of $25,000 to implement the most innovative of their solutions. Winners also participate in a 12-month fellowship and skill-building curriculum intended to help them successfully implement their projects.
The Target 2020 summit is supported by Knight Foundation, as part of its efforts to expand Mobilize.org’s model of millennial-led engagement in five communities: Detroit, San Jose, Miami, Charlotte and Philadelphia.
At the summit, Sen. Bob Graham and other local leaders will release the Miami Millennial Civic Health Report. The report found that Miami’s residents ages 18-30 ranked lower than their counterparts across the state and nation on issues related to civic health like volunteering and voting. The report also shows that young adults without any college experience were particularly cut off from civic life.
The weekend summit will be webcast live. To join the conversation on Twitter, follow @mob_org and use the hashtag #T2020.