Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How to be a part of the #FixYoungAmerica movement

Getting involved in the right things while in college is one of the most important things you can do to help you find success in your collegiate and professional life.

#FixYoungAmerica is one college movement that you can get involved with right now.

#FixYoungAmerica is a national movement that is seeking to find solutions to end the youth unemployment crisis (at a 60-year high) and what they are calling the broken American dream. 

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Young Entrepreneur Council are holding a national rally for #FixYoungAmerica Thursday April 19 at 2pm ET across 300 college campuses. To get involved, all you have to do is go to http://fixyoungamerica.com/rally/ and click the blue “Rally With Us” button to share your e-mail and get info on a rally near you, or how you can start one on your college campus.

According to The Daily Beast, The founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council and the #FixYoungAmerica movement, Scott Gerber, “realizes economic woes are widespread, but wonders if Americans realize that, ‘Our generation has been hit far worse than any other. We’re graduating without the needed skills in today’s economy. We can’t get jobs, we can’t think about getting married, having babies or buying a house. We represent the broken dream of America and we can’t let it continue.’”

The goal of the rally is to recruit highly influential comedian Stephen Colbert to champion the cause that is aimed to find creative solutions to improve youth employment nationwide.

Whether this movement inspires you or not, I encourage you to plug into movements that do inspire you. Let’s be honest…we’re not exactly a generation known for its civic engagement. Starting movements and being a part of things that you really care about will spark others to do the same.

Young people are leading some of the biggest innovations in our world (e.g. Facebook, anyone?) and you can also lead the charge to fix any number of problems for which you have interest and passion. In fact, you are probably uniquely qualified to make a difference in more ways than you realize. 

I highly recommend checking out the book review I shared last week that references an amazing book that will teach you how you can find or create jobs that create positive solutions in the world.

If #FixYoungAmerica is something that excites you, be sure to find a rally near you or be that leader who starts one. And if you can’t attend a rally, you can also help #FixYoungAmerica by sending this tweet.  

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