Sunday, April 24, 2011

Inspirational community college students swap ideas

California is nearly broke, the educational system is struggling and the economy remains wobbly.

But a large group of energetic and idealistic young college students gathered this weekend in San Jose to strengthen the one thing they can count on: one another.

In a competition of inspirational ideas for boosting graduation rates, teams of students from California's community colleges swapped strategies that ranged from peer counseling to a massive textbook exchange. The winners got grants worth up to $7,500 and one year of professional advice from the group Mobilize.org, supported by the Knight Foundation.

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1 comment:

  1. i think all school systems are struggling. it is neat at what you are doing to improve success in schools.

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