Friday, February 06, 2009

ONE Campus Challenge

The ONE campaign, an organization committed to fighting poverty through advocacy, is starting their Power of 100 summit today. The three-day summit gathers representatives from the top 100 colleges and universities that have been spreading the word about the campaign. Currently, there are 27,000 students representing 2,458 different schools. They hold meetings addressing global poverty, promote the ONE campaign around their campus, collect signatures for petitions, and call members of Congress. Each of these different actions can be submitted to the ONE website, where they are tallied as points, and schools are ranked in order of their participation. Representatives from the top 100 schools will get the opportunity to get listen to VIP speakers, learn from the ONE staff, and even meet with members of Congress.