Campus Progress Trains White House Youth Roundtable Invitees
Only ten young people from around the country were invited to the capstone event of the White House’s 100 Youth Roundtables initiative. Campus Progress, in conjunction with Student PIRGs and Young Invincibles, had the honor and the privilege of facilitating a workshop for these young people on changing the relations of power in their communities through issue campaigns.
Of the ten youth invited by the White House, eight came to the Campus Progress facilitated, three hour morning workshop–one with several fellow activists in tow. The conversations we heard were quick-moving and ambitious, filled with passionate arguments that were a testament to the importance of their work in racial justice, LGBTQ justice, education reform, environmentalism and sustainability, global citizenship and economic opportunity. We were very proud to know that these would be the students reflecting the perspectives of the Millennial Generation in the White House meeting.
For more on the meeting, check out the White House blog post here (not only did the President himself drop by, but he brought the first dog, Bo, too!)
Congratulations to the participants and we hope to see even more youth engagement from the White House in the future.
Sam Menefee-Libey is the LGBTQ Advocate with Campus Progress. Eduardo Garcia is advocacy manager at Campus Progress. Follow him @itseddie.