Colleges Educate. Students Vote. We Recognize.
Posted by on June 12, 2017 at 11:51 AM
Bridge Alliance member, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is reclaiming the civic mission of higher education and helping create more active and informed citizens. Zaneeta Danver from The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently posted on Forbes.com.
"The ALL IN Challenge strives to change civic culture and institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs on college campuses, making them a defining feature of campus life. Through this initiative, we recognize colleges and universities committed to improving democratic engagement, increasing student voter participation rates, and graduating civically active and informed students. In collaboration with this country’s colleges and universities, we seek to:
- Make participation in local, state, and federal elections a social norm.
- Substantially increase the number of college students who are democratically engaged on an ongoing basis—during and between elections, not just at the polls.
- Make educating for democratic engagement on college campuses an accepted and expected part of the culture and curriculum so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values needed to be informed and active citizens.
Since our launch, more than 250 campuses in 40 states and Washington, D.C., have joined the ALL IN Challenge and committed to making democratic participation a core value."
We are proud to have the ALL IN Challenge as our member organization and hope you will support their amazing work. You can read the blog in full here.