Vote Now for AAUW’s White House HopefulMarch 01, 2012
Ever wish that you could send an AAUW student affiliate member to the White House?
Well, you now can. Kam Phillips, who is a senior at the University of Missouri (an AAUW college/university partner member!) has a chance to meet the president at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and share her organization, Dream outside the Box, with the world. She’s a finalist in the White House Campus Champions of Change Challenge. The top five vote-getters will go to the White House. Read more about this opportunity in today’s press release.
Dream outside the Box exposes underprivileged children to new and exciting endeavors — such as fencing and rodeo — and breaks stereotypes, broadens horizons, and instills in young people of color a positive self-image and the resolve to realize their dreams.
Anyone with an e-mail address can vote for Phillips. Vote now, and vote often — up to three times a day. The polls close on March 3 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, so we still have a chance to get Phillips to the White House!
As the director of AAUW’s Leadership Programs, I’m pleased to see such great drive from this incredible young woman. I’m certainly on Team Kam. What about you?