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Mobilize.org will be investing $25,000 in projects led by Millennials (defined as individuals born between 1976-1996) that increase civic engagement, community participation, and voter awareness around the country between now and this year's election.
Mobilize.org doesn’t want America to have to look too far to find an example of a young person who is tackling the challenges that they face, and working to increase civic engagement, community participation and voter awareness. To this end, they are excited to announce the first ever election Summit, Millennial Civic Engagement (MCE): Our Generation, Our Communities.
Using the GOOD Maker platform, Mobilize.org will invest in hyperlocal, Millennial-led projects that will work to increase civic engagement, community participation, and voter awareness. Millennials in North Carolina, Florida, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan will be eligible to submit their ideas online, and build communities around their projects.
From May 15th to June 11th, North Carolina Millennials can submit their ideas online by clicking HERE. Approved submissions will be put to a public vote June 11th to June 29th. The Millennial with the top-voted idea in each state with receive an all-expense paid trip to the summit and a $500 starter fund to support their idea.
In addition to the winners of the online competition, Mobilize.org will invite additional outstanding applicants to the summit. They will convene in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 24 – 26th, 2012. At the summit, Mobilize.org representatives will host a live competition where they will distribute awards totaling $25,000 to support the implementation of these amazing examples of community-based, Millennial problem solving.
For more information on the competition, please visit http://mobilize.org/MCESummit.
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