The TomTom Festival’s Youth Summit was an exciting day in downtown Charlottesville that brought students from all over Virginia to engage in creative thinking to solve critical problems identified by youth. There were inspirational speakers, powerful workshops, and competitions throughout the day that ended with Governor Terry McAuliffe signing “HB 1230 Higher educational institutions: student intellectual property rights” and a speech by Charlottesville’s new Vice Mayor, Wes Bellamy.
Kibiriti Shikamaru Majuto, Anil Magar, and Noel Smith pitched their community engagement idea, Let’s Make a Difference Week! on the Paramount stage during the “Social Innovation Challenge” and won $250 to help them launch their project! Unfortunately, the beginning of their pitch was cut off, but we hope to upgrade with the official footage soon!
During the student showcase, Chyna Murphy and Aujha Washington pitched the idea to “Connect” high school mentors with middle schoolers to promote their sense of efficacy access to AP and Honors track classes.
Look for other 2016 Global Citizens action projects coming soon to the site! The Final Project Requirements and rubric are in this document.